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POLL: What To Do With Allen Park?

The Town is acquiring land to expand the Farmingdale park built next to a Superfund site. What should be built there?

The wants to buy two properties for the proposed expansion of , the controversial Farmingdale recreation area that is partially located on a

have been floated for the expansion after decades of environmental cleanup, first by the EPA then by the Town. Town officials claim the Farmingdale area of Oyster Bay is underserved by recreational centers.

Take our poll: What would you like to see put there? Are you willing to pay for it?

Mel April 01, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Also activity programs for senior citizens.Basketball courts for the younger people would be nice.
Ana Leone April 03, 2012 at 08:48 PM
We need a outdoor and indoor pool.
js April 04, 2012 at 04:44 PM
build a town hall annex
Cosmo April 04, 2012 at 05:12 PM
You can not put a farm on the site, it is a former toxic waste site. This is why a pool is not practical, who knows what is under the ground. I know it was cleaned up, but I would not want my children swimming there.
Rosemarie Stauber April 04, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Thanks for your comment,Cosmo - finally someone understands that while a pool is a fun idea, it is not a safe one - not for ourselves, nor our kids. A pool on the site of a former toxic waste dump, no matter how much the TOB has cleaned it up, is just a waste of our tax dollars. If people want another town pool - build it on non-contaminated ground. Try a community center, like something run by an established and experienced organization - I'm told that the YMCA is interested in getting involved at the Allen Park site.

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