Senator Anna M. Kaplan gets more than $ 1 million to transform North Hempstead Beach Park

The state grant will fund the first phase of the revitalization effort, including more than 40 individual project elements selected during a multi-year, community-led vision process.

State Senator Anna M. Kaplan (D-North Hills) has joined City of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth, City of North Hempstead Tax Collector Charles Berman, Town of North Hempstead Clerk Wayne Wink, Member from North Hempstead Town Council Peter Zuckerman, Town of North Hempstead Town Council member Veronica Lurvey and members of the North Hempstead Beach Park community will present a check for $ 1,050,000 to the town to fund the first phase of a major revitalization project that will transform the park into a premier recreation destination for the entire community.

Senator Anna M. Kaplan said, “Families have been creating treasured memories at North Hempstead Beach Park for generations, but now is the time to invest in the future and create the kind of new amenities that our neighbors will take advantage of. generations to come. When Supervisor Bosworth shared with me the community’s vision for the future and asked for my help in funding the transformation of the park, I was delighted to support the effort by securing a grant of 1,050 $ 000 from New York State so that our community can have the beautiful and vibrant park they deserve. I applaud Supervisor Bosworth and all of the community members who came together during the process of visualizing this transformative project and look forward to continuing to support the effort until its completion.

“After many years of vision, public participation, planning and design, we are extremely proud to announce that the first phase of the North Hempstead Beach Park Renovation Project is in the licensing phase, as we work to transform this space into a destination for residents to learn, live and play for generations to come, “said Supervisor Bosworth.” The cumulative vision of the entire renovation project is truly transformative, with functionality such as a restaurant and outdoor café all year round, a performance stage, a seasonal ice rink, a toboggan run, volleyball, horseshoes, a pétanque court, table tennis, a court football and baseball field, rock climbing wall, BMX bike path, game tables, swings, pickle ball fields, as well as the conversion of eight acres of parking, which includes 675 parking spaces, into open space. are green. I would like to sincerely thank Senator Kaplan for providing significant funding to support the first phase of this extraordinary project.

The long-awaited project remains in the engineering design stage, after a two-year “viewing” process by the City, during which the public provided feedback on what they wanted to see in the new park. .

The first project in Phase 1 will be a shoreline restoration, which will ultimately restore the habitat that has been lost and strengthen the environment to protect it from future erosion. New York State Senator Anna Kaplan has pledged to provide the city with $ 1,050,000 in grants for this part of the project.

Other proposed elements of the first phase of the North Hempstead Beach Park Master Plan may include a new waterfront restaurant, event stage, parking improvements, improvements to buildings on the north side of the park and the architectural design of the entrance to the north park.

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