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Sunken Meadow State Park's future subject of public hearing

Visitors walk the boardwalk at Sunken Meadow State

Visitors walk the boardwalk at Sunken Meadow State Park. Credit: Handout

A public hearing on proposed improvements and upgrades for Sunken Meadow State Park is scheduled for Oct. 23 at Kings Park High School, the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation said Tuesday.

The park is one of many statewide scheduled for revitalization under a five-year $90 million plan announced by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in May 2013.

The public hearing offers residents an opportunity "to participate in the planning efforts" for the park, according to a news release from the agency.

State Parks staff members will make a brief presentation of the master plan for Sunken Meadow and take public comments.

The 7 p.m. meeting is in the high school's auditorium at 200 Route 25A, Kings Park.

Those who cannot attend can view a draft of the master plan at the agency's regional headquarters for Long Island at 625 Belmont Ave. in West Babylon; the Sunken Meadow State Park office, Route 25A and Sunken Meadow Pkwy., Kings Park; or at the Smithtown Public Library's Kings Park branch at 1 Church St. in Kings Park.

The plan also is available at

Written comments and suggestions should be mailed to M. Pamela Otis, director of Environmental Management Bureau, Albany 12238 or by email to

The deadline is Nov. 14.

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