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Question of the Day: The Allen Park Plan

What do you think of the plan and when do you expect it to take shape?

The Town of Oyster Bay unveiled an ambitious plan to expand and redevelop Ellsworth W. Allen Town Parklast week.

The roughly 500 people who attended the community meeting were shown a  proposal that would add a community center, five baseball fields, an additional all-purpose football/soccer/lacrosse field and green space to an area once classified as a hazardous waste Superfund site.

The only element missing from the proposed facility was any plan to build a community pool on the site.

So, what are your thoughts? Are you surprised at what the plan proposes? When do you think redevelopment will get under way? Please tell us in the comments.

Tanii C. May 21, 2012 at 12:34 PM
I still wish they could have gotten the YMCA in there.
Helen May 21, 2012 at 03:56 PM
I suppose the plan is a good one - question though - why does the existing turf field need to be uprooted (so to speak) and relocated? Isn't that a waste of money? And, I believe I read that it's supposed to be completed by 2014? Really? That's ambitious.
Anthony May 21, 2012 at 06:48 PM
They don't need 5 More baseball fields! They need a small skatepark
Knox May 21, 2012 at 08:28 PM
They are relocating the two existing and adding 2 new ones and a challenger field
Ana Leone May 22, 2012 at 09:00 AM
what happened to the pool we need a pool???????????
Mela May 23, 2012 at 10:57 PM
I agree with Ana...get rid of one of the five baseball fields and add a pool.
Debra June 19, 2012 at 02:46 AM
How about a track around the outskirts of the fields?
Regina Dean June 19, 2012 at 12:01 PM
I agree with Mela and Debra. We desperately need a pool and a track. If we had these amenities we would be encouraged to live a healthier lifestyle

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