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Oct 8, 2018 2:37 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Westhampton Beach Officials Put Finishing Touches On Main Street Park

The new Main Street Park will mirror the layout of Glovers Park. ELSIE BOSKAMP
Oct 8, 2018 2:37 PM

Westhampton Beach Village officials are putting the finishing touches on the new Main Street Park, which sits just west of Glovers Lane and connects Main Street to Glovers Park and the municipal parking lot just in front of it.

The 0.34-acre property was purchased from Beaver Lake Development Corporation for $400,000 in 2016 using Southampton Town Community Preservation Fund money. When the Southampton Town Board voted to buy the land, Village Mayor Maria Moore said the plan was to develop a park and create a walkway that would run through it.

Now, that plan is finally coming to fruition. A gravel path, bordered with colorful flowers, has been laid though the grassy plot and a collection of benches, tables and chairs will soon be added.

“We’re finally putting the walkway in and it will match the one in Glovers Park,” Ms. Moore said last week. “It will mirror what’s across the parking lot from it. And, we’ll have some bistro tables and chairs in there.”

Village Board members approved a proposal, submitted by Steven Stanley, for the park walkways at a meeting on Thursday, October 4. According to village records, $6,200 from the Park Fund is being used to finance the installation of the walkways.

“The proposal takes the path all the way right to Main Street,” Village Trustee Brian Tymann said at the meeting. “So, it really ties it together.”

Last week, village officials also authorized the purchase of tables, chairs and benches. Three steel folding tables and 10 metal folding chairs—which will later be installed in the park—will be bought using $1,848.13 from the Park Fund and 12 five-foot teak benches will be purchased for $15,410.

The new benches will be split between the Main Street Park and the Military Flag Park, another new park that will soon be constructed near the village marina.

“We’re making a little flag military park,” Ms. Moore said. “We needed six for what we’re going to put in down at the marina. So, we’ll have an additional six that we can use for the Main Street Park or, if we’re going to have some additional ones, for Main Street.”

Ms. Moore noted that the Main Street Park is expected to be used for the first time this weekend, during the Harvest Festival. “I think there’s supposed to be children’s activities in there,” she said.

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