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Huntington to celebrate purchase of Dix Hills Park

The driving range at Dix Hills Park, located

The driving range at Dix Hills Park, located at 575 Vanderbilt Pkwy. (Jan. 25, 2012) (Credit: Alessandra Malito)

Those who are nostalgic for the 1960s and 1970s can relive some of those memories at least for one day in Dix Hills Park.

On Aug. 17, Huntington Town will host Turn Back the Clock Day at Dix Hills Park, with special events, games and promotions and with fees and concession prices rolled back to 1960s and 1970s levels.

“We’re going to turn back time,” Supervisor Frank Petrone said. “We’re pretty much going to have a Dix Hills Park festival.”


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In 1963, the town purchased the 144-acre site for $510,000.

On Aug. 17, admission to the pool will be 50 cents, as it was when the pool opened in 1965. Golfers will be able to play a round at the nine-hole executive-length course for $2, as it was in 1966 when the course opened.

Many food items -- including hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, fries and sodas -- will be priced at $1. There will be no admission fee for the park grounds.

“We want thousands of people to show,” Petrone said. “We want this to be a celebration of what the Town of Huntington stands for, what it believes in, and what it does for its residents.”

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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