Town Spray Parks are Open to Town of Huntington Residents Only in 2021 - You no longer need a reservation to use the spray park
Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo Memorial Spray Park
The Town of Huntington opened its first spray park, the Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo Memorial Spray Park at Elwood Park in July 2018.
The Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo Memorial Spray Park is 4,900 square feet in area with 2,500 square feet of active play features utilizing push-button activation technology for efficient water use; the spray pad water runoff is collected and reused for field irrigation at Elwood Park.
Official hours for the spray park are 11 AM to Dusk, Weekends only beginning Memorial day weekend until June 27 (weather-permitting). The spray park will be open 11 AM to Dusk 7 Days a week starting June 28. Starting Tuesday, June 29 children with special needs will be able to use the spray park exclusively during extended hours from 10 AM to 11 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays, to be joined by the general public from 11 AM to Dusk.
The spray park is open to residents with Resident Recreation Photo ID Cards (children under 13 years old will be able to use the spray park if accompanying parent/guardian shows a Resident Recreation Photo ID Card which is available on-line at https://www.huntingtonny.gov/recreation-id-card The recreational ID may also be purchased at Town Hall in the Parks and Recreation Department (Room 103) Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, by appointment only. Call (631) 351-3089 for information.
Recreation ID Cards may also be purchased at the Dix Hills Ice Rink, call for hours, (631) 462-5883.
Non-residents may only enter the spray park if they are accompanied by a resident with a Resident Recreation Photo ID Card.
The Story Behind the Spray Park
NYPD Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo was fatally shot November 4, 2016, when he and a group of officers were responding to a report of a disturbance in the 43rd Precinct in the Bronx, where he worked for the last 10 years of his career. They believed they were responding to home invasion, but it turned out to be a domestic incident. A dispatcher told responding units that the man who had broken into the home left in a car that was located about six minutes later. Police, including Sgt. Tuozzolo, approached the vehicle. The suspect opened fire and shot Sgt. Tuozzolo in the head and upper torso and another officer in the leg. Sgt. Tuozzolo died of his injuries. The suspect was subsequently killed by a police trainee.
Sgt. Tuozzolo, a 19-year-NYPD veteran, grew up in Bayville, but moved to Huntington with his wife, Lisa, and they were raising their family here, in a neighborhood not far from Elwood Park.
Huntington Town Officials were joined by the NYPD, the Tuozzolo family, the SCPD, Suffolk County and State Officials for the Grand Opening Ceremony of the Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo Memorial Spray Park, the Town’s first spray park, at Elwood Park on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
Mrs. Lisa Tuozzolo, her sons, and Lt. Christopher Pizzo of the NYPD Commissioner’s office were involved with the planning and design of the spray park from conception to construction. On May 9, Mrs. Tuozzolo and her sons Austin and Joseph stopped by the construction site to create handprints in the sidewalk just outside the spray pad’s Memorial Trellis.
Learn more about the grand opening ceremony: 7/13/2018 - (VIDEO) Town Officials Open Huntington’s First Spray Park, Honoring Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo, Joined by Family, NYPD, SCPD, County and State Officials
Parks & Recreation Department
Town Hall (Room 103)
100 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743
Phone: (631) 351-3089
Fax: (631) 351-3100
Rain Phone: (631) 351-3101