Good Ground Park

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Good Ground Park

Following more than 10 years of planning, Good Ground Park opened to the public in the Spring of 2017. This passive recreational park complete with amphitheater sits adjacent to Hampton Bays Main Street. Many concerts and events have been held to rave reviews. The park is intended to enhance the downtown Business area as well as provide a rich community resource. The community was very instrumental in the design and construction phase and will now take part in planning the activities in the park. In the summer of 2018, a second playground was added.  In the Spring of 2018, a 1500 foot linear wooded walking trail opened to connect the west end of the Park to the east end to create a nearly one mile walking circuit. In the summer of 2019, a permanent comfort station was built.  Each summer, the Good Ground Park concerts and events series, “Good Ground on Stage” continues to grow in popularity

TIME-LINE:

2019 - Summer, Permanent restroom built

2018 - Summer, Second playground built

2018 - Spring, Wooded walking trail opens- 1 mile walking circuit from west to east
2017 - August, Began plaque dedication program for benches, trees, lampposts and water fountains 

2017- August, New York State consolidated funding application
2017 - July, Bike racks and water fountains installed
2017 - June, Park opened, toddler’s playground installed, applied for Suffolk County Grant
2017 - Town Board Resolution Approves Funding for Portable Comfort Station. (Resolution) (PDF) Good Ground Park Update Presentation (PDF) - Work Session, March 23, 2017 Town Board Approves Funds for Phase 1 Good Ground Playground (Resolution) (PDF) 
2016 - October, Town Dedicates Park
2016 - NYS Empire State Development Grant Award $70,000 (PDF) Funds for the construction of main pedestrian park entrance
2015 - Park Construction Commences
2015 - NYS Office of Parks, Recreations and Historic Restoration Grant Award $330,192 (PDF) Funds for the construction of main pedestrian park entrance
2014 - NYS Office of Parks, Recreations and Historic Restoration Grant Award $500,000 (PDF) NYS Empire State Development Grant Award $443,321 (PDF)Funds used for Phase 1 park construction.
2013 - May (PDF),June (PDF), July (PDF), Southampton Press Reports on Plans for Good Ground Park . NYS Office of Parks, Recreations and Historic Restoration Grant Award $128,519. Funds used to commission landscape architect to create park design.
2011 - Public Hearings held
2008 - Corridor Study modified to include Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS)
2006 - Town Resolution Approves Survey of Good Ground Park (Resolution) (PDF) 
2005 - Town Resolution Appoints Rosko Park Advisory Committee (Resolution) (PDF) 
2004 - The idea for Good Ground Park is generated as part of the Hampton Bays Corridor Strategic Plan
2003 - Town of Southampton purchased 37.70 acre parcel of land from members of the Rosko family, Eileen D. Skretch, John E. Rosko, Leon F. Rosko and Mary Lee Bishop, through the Community Preservation Fund to develop as a community park. (Resolution) (PDF) 
2001 - Hampton Bays Mixed Used PDD (PDF) 
1999 - Town of Southampton Comprehensive Plan