When out enjoying the day at a beautiful Hempstead Town park, there’s no need to worry if nature calls. Supervisor Anthony J. Santino, along with Senior Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Councilman Anthony D’Esposito and Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad, today announced a series of upgrades that were recently completed at various Hempstead Town recreational facilities. From bathrooms to locker rooms, the renovations are focused on the restroom areas and include epoxy coating on floors and walls, new partitions, L.E.D. lighting, fresh paint and replacement of all sinks, toilets, urinals, hand dryers and mirrors. This is the first major renovation that the town park restrooms have seen in over 20 years.
“Town parks are frequented by many of our residents,” stated Santino. “Hempstead Town is dedicated to providing the very best quality service at all our installations. We’re upgrading our facilities so residents can continue to enjoy carefree days with good quality conveniences at our parks.”
In total, the town has renovated 36 bathrooms and 8 locker rooms. Among the parks that have received renovations are Newbridge Road Park in Bellmore, Averill Boulevard Pool in Elmont, Harold Walker Park in Lakeview, Seaman’s Neck Park in Seaford, Rath Park in Franklin Square, Echo Park in West Hempstead and all Levittown pools. Newbridge Road Park has received additional renovations to the exterior of the Newbridge Ice Arena. What’s more, the coping stones at the Levittown pools have received a fresh, protective epoxy coating.
“I’m excited to partner with the Supervisor on this undertaking,” said Senior Councilwoman Goosby. “Our beautiful parks deserve to have restrooms that are equally as beautiful.”
All restrooms will be retrofitted with environmentally friendly L.E.D. lighting, as part of the Supervisor’s green energy agenda. L.E.D. lights utilize less energy than their incandescent counterparts while boasting a lifespan of over 20 years. Additionally, the town is experimenting with waterless urinals at Rath Park. The town utilized in-house labor for the installation of all fixtures including sinks, toilets, urinals, hand dryers and mirrors. The partitions were installed by Creative Flooring Concepts, Inc, and the epoxy coating was applied by Blendex and Enecon. The price for the project in total is $1,255,300.00.
“Restrooms are often taken for granted,” added Councilman D’Esposito. “We’re upgrading these important amenities because no one should need to worry when nature calls.”
“Everything we do is for our residents,” concluded Santino. “At the same time, we are providing environmentally friendly upgrades to help preserve nature while offering a comfortable and clean place to answer its call. Hempstead Town parks are the perfect place to plan a picnic, enjoy some outdoor recreation and spend a day with the family. I encourage everyone to visit our parks and not to fret when nature calls.”