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Lindenhurst OKs funding for spray park repairs

A resident-only beach, Venetian Shores (Granada Parkway off

A resident-only beach, Venetian Shores (Granada Parkway off of Montauk Highway, Lindenhurst) has basketball and tennis courts, a softball field, fishing pier, boat ramp, picnic area and a water spray park. Check out the Beach Hut, which offers order-at-the-counter service and dining on a breezy deck, serving grill food, fried seafood, pasta, salads and ice cream -- and features live music. Call 631-956-0066 for fees and other information, or visit townofbabylon.com. Photo Credit: Jennifer Schmitt

Babylon Town will spend up to $250,000 to repair Venetian Shores Park before the summer.

Town board members voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a bond issue to cover repairs to the deck of the spray park, which town spokesman Tim Ruggeri wrote in an email “has deteriorated to the point where it needs to be replaced.”

The needed repairs are “in line with regular use,” he added. Repairs are complicated because the deck sits atop a water tank, and resurfacing must be accompanied by reinforcement of the underlying structure.

The Lindenhurst park, which officials say attracts hundreds of people on some summer days, opened in 2006. Besides the spray park, it features a playground, beach and picnic area.

The bonding will cover the cost of materials, engineering and installation for spray park repairs.

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