09/18/15 6:37am
09/18/2015 6:37 AM

IMG_2171_webSpace for both tent and RV camping. An equestrian center. Picnic areas. Restored tennis courts. A store selling firewood and ice.

These are all potential components of the North Fork Preserve under A conceptual site plan discussed at a public meeting Thursday held by the committee responsible for the planning of the 311-acre park, which was bought largely by Suffolk County from private hands in 2012. READ

04/30/14 10:00am
04/30/2014 10:00 AM
Village board members hope to resurface the basketball courts on Third Street. (Cyndi Murray photo)

Village board members hope to resurface the basketball courts on Third Street. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Greenport’s parks could be receiving a facelift after Village Board members voted to seek bids for several upgrades to spruce up the Third and Fifth street playgrounds and basketball courts.

Members are seeking a cost estimate on three projects that include replacing the fence at Third Street Park and resurfacing the basketball courts on both Third and Fifth streets.  (more…)

07/28/12 12:13pm
07/28/2012 12:13 PM

Laura Klahre, who prepared the park management plan for Southold Town, at Sound View Dunes park in Peconic.

The former Bitner estate, a 57-acre property preserved in 2008, has become a joint Suffolk County and Southold Town park.

The park, now known as Sound View Dunes, is on Soundview Avenue in Peconic, just a half-mile east of Goldsmith Inlet County Park. It opened to the public this week.

The park includes an upland trail and a beach and dunes trail.

“Sound View Dunes Park is truly one of the North Fork’s natural treasures,” Supervisor Scott Russell said this week in a press release announcing the opening. “We are pleased to announce that the trails are officially open to the public so that everyone can enjoy the beauty of this land.”

“Thanks to the Bittner family for their strong commitment to preservation, enabling their land to be protected in perpetuity and enjoyed by all,” added Melissa Spiro, the town’s land preservation coordinator. “The Southold Town Community Preservation Fund has been critical in being able to protect open space and farmland within the town.”

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