Town of Babylon Parks and Recreational Facilities

Anthony Sanchez Memorial Park and Pool, Sawyer Avenue and Bedell Road, West Babylon 

  • This 12-acre park opened in 1962. Originally known as Sawyer Avenue Pool, the park was renamed on June 24, 1997 in honor of New York City Police Officer Anthony Sanchez who was killed in the line of duty on May 19, 1997.  Sanchez was a West Babylon resident and a 10-year veteran of the Police Department.   
  • Park facility with baseball, Jr. Baseball, and softball fields, basketball and tennis courts. This facility also includes a picnic area, playground, restrooms, swimming facility and free Wi-Fi access. Link - 
  • Pool facility with handicap accessible ramp, children’s pool, restrooms, changing area, showers, shade arbor, lounge chairs, tables with umbrellas, and Wi-Fi access. Link - 


Opening of the Sawyer Avenue Pool, 1962.  At the microphone, Supervisor Arthur M. Cromarty.  


The old Sawyer Avenue Pool, 1962. (Unfortunately, history did not record the names of these swimmers. Swim caps, like these stylish examples, were a public pool requirement in the 1960s.) 


Baseball game, Sawyer Avenue Park, 1961.