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What happen to the North Fork County Park?

In 2013, Suffolk County finalized the complete purchase of 314 acres in Northville to create one of the counties newest “premier” parks. The park, which sits on Sound Avenue, was supposed to include at least 100 campsites, a possible equestrian center, a clubhouse, courts for volleyball, tennis and basketball, a camp store and the only seasonal cabins on parkland anywhere on Long Island. The parks concept was announced a little over a year ago on September 17, 2015.

Today the park just sits there. Not really used, has a vibrant trail system that is not clearly marked or mapped out, and has several spots where hunters can go. There’s no parking lots for residents to park at, and the tennis ball courts are in disrepair, and the only visible building is vacant but a barking dog that is most likely from the parks caretaker.

So what happen to the park? The promise was there, the concept was created.

From what we gathered, the committee that was formed for this park was to make their recommendations to the county by the end of this year.

Hopefully this large gem of land gets some sort of use as well as preservation.

 

You can view the parks plan here on scribd.com

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