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Sep 23, 2015 11:35 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Westhampton Beach's Glovers Park Becomes A Reality

Dragonfly Landscape Design Ltd. along with the Department of Public Works begins working on the implementation of Glovers Park in the Village of Westhampton Beach.     GREG WEHNER
Sep 23, 2015 11:43 AM

After multiple attempts over the years to get a new park on Glovers Lane, just north of Main Street, designed and created, the Village of Westhampton Beach finally has the ball rolling—thanks to the help of three different landscapers. Work to build the park began this week.

According to Mayor Maria Moore, the three landscapers that are helping with the project are Marcus Stinchi of Stinchi Landscaping, Doug Nappi of Dragonfly Landscape Design and Chris Tufano from Chip’s Evergreen Lanscaping.

The land for Glovers Park was obtained in 2008 using Community Preservation Fund proceeds. Over the following years, committees were created and plans were drafted, but the park was never built.

All three landscapers have donated their labor for the project. Included in the labor is a drafted layout that Mr. Stinchi put together earlier this year. All materials for the project will be purchased using the village’s park fund.

The village obtained three different quotes for trees. Peat and Sons won the bid, and will deliver the trees this week.

Over the past couple of weeks, the Department of Public Works has been clearing and grading the property to give the landscapers a clean slate. Mr. Stinchi and his team were laying out the placement of the trees this week, and the Department of Public Works began planting the trees on Wednesday.

The small park will include a number of features that should help attract people to the park. In February, Ms. Moore said that she wanted to incorporate a bocce ball court into the park. Mr. Nappi will install the court at the back of the park.

The park will also include a fountain, walkways, benches and game tables that can be used to play popular favorites such as backgammon and chess.

Because of the proximity of its office to the park, the Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce will sign out equipment and games for park visitors.

“I’m so pleased that the park is becoming a reality,” Ms. Moore said this week.

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Big thanks to our do-something Mayor. Amazing that the land has laid empty since 2008.
By tenn tom (236), remsenburg on Sep 28, 15 8:12 AM
8k run & 3 mile walk, Agawam Park, Southampton Rotary Club fundraiser