Heat Wave Extends Hours at Spray Park, Pool; Rain Cancels Fireworks, Author Event Postponed

Elwood spray park/file photo

Responding to the continuing heat wave forecast for the next several days, Huntington Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci  Thursday announced extended hours for the Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo Memorial Spray Park at Elwood Park and the Dix Hills Park Pool.

Thursday’s rain has also forced the cancellation of the fireworks at the Huntington Manor Fire Department fair. The fair itself will still go on.

Meanwhile, Thursday’s planned readings by local authors at Melville’s Arboretum Park is canceled because of rain. It has been rescheduled for Tuesday, August 6 at 6 p.m.

The spray park extended hours are:

·         Friday, July 19: 11 AM to 8 PM (Usual hours due to camp programming at the park)

·         Saturday, July 20: 9 AM to 8 PM

·         Sunday, July 21: 9 AM to 8 PM

The recreational ID card requirement will be waived for the weekend, though town residents must show photo ID proving residence.

“In these severe summer temperatures, I encourage all of our residents to stay cool, indoors with your air conditioning on, and stay hydrated,” Lupinacci said. “Please check on elderly neighbors and keep pets indoors. The Town has facilities where you can keep cool and we have extended hours at our Dix Hills Park Pool and the Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo Memorial Spray Park at Elwood Park for this Saturday and Sunday, weather-permitting.”


Residents may also keep cool at these other Town facilities during the days and times listed:

 Dix Hills Ice Rink

(Lobby Sitting Area)

575 Vanderbilt Parkway

Dix Hills, NY 11746

Saturday-Thursday 6am to 8pm

Friday 6am to 10:30 pm


Town of Huntington Senior Center

423 Park Avenue

Huntington, NY 11743

Phone: (631) 351-3253

Monday–Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm


Town of Huntington Senior Beach House

239 Little Neck Road

Centerport, NY 11721

Beach House: (631) 261-9186

Cottage: (631) 261-1058

SUMMER HOURS: June, July and August

Monday-Saturday: 10am – 4pm

Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

In case of inclement weather (June through September), please call Beach House directly at (631) 261-9186 to verify we are open.

Elwood spray park/file photo



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