Plans for a town park on Broadway-Greenlawn Road took a step forward this week when the Town Board voted to allocate more funds for its development.
Park has been under discussion for more than a decade, with the most
recent delay involving the refusal by Suffolk County to place a traffic
light near the proposed park.
Traffic and the safety of
pedestrians crossing the road to the park on the east side of the road
near the Leigh Street intersection has been a stumbling block. The
latest plan calls for a "bulb-out," or curb that would narrow Broadway
at tha point and slow drivers down.
The Town Board voted to shift
money that would have paid for the traffic light to the development of
the park. Among the amenities planned for the park are playground,
basketball court, picnic area, chess/checker tablesand fitness/cardio
Town Board member Susan Berland, who has long been a
proponent of the park, acknowledged the many delays but said she is
determined to see the park open. "The problem with any of these projects
is it takes a long time," she said.