Kids jump in the water at the Geiger Lake Park...

Kids jump in the water at the Geiger Lake Park pool in Babylon. (Aug. 2, 2001) Credit: Robert Mecea, 2001

The Town of Babylon has approved changing work orders for construction of a spray park in Geiger Lake Park.

The spray park opened in the summer, the first phase of a long-term overhaul of the 23.4 acre Geiger Lake Park, which sits in Wyandanch and Deer Park. The work is part of Wyandanch Rising, the town’s $500 million public-private initiative to revitalize the hamlet’s downtown. Plans for other areas of the park include basketball courts, a carousel, conservatory and botanical garden.

The 14,400-square-foot spray park and amenities cost more than $10 million, with the town using $1 million from a state grant, $1 million from a federal community development loan and bonding for $8 million.

Eldor Contracting of Holbrook had an increase of $65,000, bringing their contract total to nearly $434,000. Norberto Construction of Medford had their contract increase by nearly $75,000 to $2.5 million. Stalco Construction of Islandia had a nearly $15,000 decrease to their contract, bringing it to $3 million. Advanced Conservation Systems of Lindenhurst saw a decrease of $36,000 to set their contract at $258,000.

The town board approved the changes at a meeting last week. Supervisor Richard Schaffer abstained from votes on the changes. Schaffer, an attorney, said he works with the Plumbing Contractors Association, an umbrella group for Plumbers Local Union 200 companies, some of whom performed the work.

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