The four tennis courts in Heckscher Park and the roofs of the two lookouts in Halesite Park will all be replaced this fall.
The Huntington Town Greenspace and Parks Environmental Advisory Committee recommended the improvements to City Council. The committee heard presentations from the maritime department regarding the replacement of the roofs of the gazebos and from the engineering services department regarding the renovation of the tennis court.
“The surface of the Heckscher Park tennis court has been cracked for 20 years and it needs to be paved every 4 or 5 years, but the problem persists,” City Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci said in an email. “Now they are pulling out the 20 year basement and installing brand new courts, which should last 20 years.”
Lupinacci said the roofs of the lookouts in Halesite Park were old and rotten.
Reconstruction of the courts will cost no more than $ 242,160, according to city documents. The works will be implemented by LandTek Group, based in Bay Shore, which has a contract with the city. The company submitted a project proposal to the city on August 9.
City officials have said the tennis refurbishment project is scheduled to begin on October 12, following the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival being held in the park. The park is located at NY-25A and Prime Avenue.
Work to replace the gazebo’s roofs with asphalt shingles is expected to begin the first week of October, city officials said. The cost of materials should not exceed $ 8,100 and the work will be performed by the General Service Department. Halesite Park is located on Anchorage Lane.
All the money will come from the Reserve Fund for the improvement of green spaces and parks on the recommendation of the EOSPA committee.
City council voted to approve the improvements at the Sept. 14 city council meeting 5-0.