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Huntington spray park to open next summer

The Town of Huntington plans to open the

The Town of Huntington plans to open the Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo Spray Park, honoring a slain New York City Police officer in Elwood next summer. Photo Credit: Town of Huntington

Town of Huntington parents — and kids — may be happy to hear that the plans for a town spray park are moving forward with a goal of opening by July 1. A ceremony to formally announce the park was held this week at Elwood Park, where the spray park will be located.

Town officials, community members and a class of kindergartners attended the ceremony to release details of the planned 2,500-square-foot area with 1,600 square feet of active play features. The park will likely be similar to the water park at Smithtown’s Hoyt Farm Nature Preserve, says town spokesman A.J. Carter. The area will also have a shade structure, six park benches, a 4-foot vinyl-coated chain-link fence and a memorial trellis naming the spray park.

The spray park will be called the Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo Spray Park, honoring the slain New York City Police officer who lived nearby. The town has had discussions with Tuozzolo’s widow, Lisa, and included her input in the design, Carter says. Tuozzolo and her young sons, Austin and Joseph, attended the ceremony.

Admission cost and other details have yet to be determined, Carter says.

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