Mastic Beach, NY – In a landmark achievement that celebrates the preservation of local history and community spirit, Patriots Preserve Park will officially open its doors tomorrow. This serene 100-acre park, situated in Mastic Beach, marks the culmination of years of hard work and dedication.
Originally, this land was part of the former LINKS Golf Course and covers approximately half of that area. The first phase of Patriots Preserve boasts a beautiful entrance with brand-new walking and jogging trails, a playground, and picnic areas. While some elements are still under construction, such as the bathroom facilities, they are expected to be completed in the coming month.
This phase has been aptly named Patriots Preserve to pay homage to the Revolutionary history of the area. A highlight of future additions will be a granite-mounted bronze casting of the Declaration of Independence along the entrance path, honoring local signer of the Declaration of Independence, William Floyd.
In the Facebook post, Dan Panico stated that, the community’s input will play a vital role in shaping future phases. And that plans include a New England-style barn structure with sliding doors overlooking a great lawn, ideal for performances and events like movie nights.
In the Facebook post, Panico, emphasizes the importance of hometown pride, saying, “No matter where you go in life, you will only ever have one hometown, and the tri-hamlet, (Mastic Beach) is where I grew up.” Dan Panico is running for the next Town Supervisor, and stated he is committed to working alongside the community to ensure the park’s future phases fulfill their vision.
The grand opening ceremony will take place tomorrow at noon, marking the commencement of a new era for Patriots Preserve Park. Parks Department staff, led by Parks Commissioner Edward Morris, whose expertise and commitment shine through in all these endeavors.
“Patriots Preserve Park is not just a park; it’s a testament to community collaboration and a lasting legacy for generations to come.”