Plans for Roberto Clemente Park Move Ahead

Islip, NY - 

Islip Town officials recently outlined the progress that has been made during the rehabilitation of Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood. The removal of all contaminated debris has been completed, and the New York State DEC has given the Town the “green light” to continue with its efforts to restore this community park. Prospective bidders for restoration projects were given a tour of the park on December 13th, and have until December 22nd to submit their proposals.

“We have diligently adhered to DEC guidelines throughout this project, and we are optimistic and committed to doing everything possible to see that Roberto Clemente Park can be reopened in 2017,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “We have grants from New York State waiting to be utilized to help make Roberto Clemente a park that Brentwood, and all of Suffolk County, can be proud of.”

Recently, Assemblyman Phil Ramos joined Supervisor Carpenter in announcing a grant of two million dollars to build a spray park at Roberto Clemente Park, similar to the highly successful facility at the Bay Shore Marina. A new spray park will highlight the series of improvements that the Town has planned for the park with input from the public.

Periodic updates will continue to be posted to the Town’s website, www.islipny.gov.