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Posted on: April 16, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Babylon Parks Guide Goes Green

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Publication will be digital-only for first time, cutting costs and saving trees

Supervisor Rich Schaffer and Deputy Supervisor and Parks and Recreation Chairman Tony Martinez announced that Babylon will be joining most other communities on Long Island by going digital with this year’s interactive Town of Babylon Parks and Recreation Guide. To maximize convenience for residents, hard copies of the guide are available to pick up at over 20 facilities throughout the town. This rollout effort means that no resident is more than two miles away from a pick up location.

Supervisor Schaffer and Deputy Supervisor Martinez estimate that the Town will save $30,000 in postage and printing by producing 50,000 less guides this year. The change also saves close to two million pages of paper printed, reducing the environmental impact of producing these 35-page booklets.  

“Babylon’s parks and summer programs are, for many families, the number one reason to live in Babylon, so we want to make sure that every resident has access to this guide,” said Supervisor Schaffer. “In an effort to make this a comfortable transition, we made sure that no resident is further than a short drive away from a hard copy if they cannot access the internet,” he added.

The interactive guide, first introduced last year, provides various advantages to the print version, most importantly the ability to link to other places on the internet.

“Our online guide is quite versatile,” said Deputy Supervisor Martinez. “Our residents can easily flip through the pages and sample the great lineup of bands we have booked for our famous Summer Concert Series, learn more about our facilities and easily register for different programs and services we offer throughout the season,” he added.

Hard copies of the guide can be found at Town Hall, the Town Hall Annex, the Parks and Recreation Department Building, all Town senior centers and public libraries. Once summer is underway, they will also be available at Town beach and pool facilities.

The guide is currently available for pick up at the following locations:

  • Town Hall: 200 E Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst, NY 11757
  • Town Hall Annex: 281 Phelps Lane, North Babylon, NY 11703
  • Parks & Recreation Building: 151 Phelps Lane, North Babylon, NY 11703
  • North Amityville Senior Center: 48-C Cedar Road, Amityville, NY 11701
  • Spangle Drive Senior Center: 438 Spangle Drive, North Babylon, NY 11703
  • Tanner Park Senior Center: #2 Tanner Park, Copiague, NY 11726
  • Wyandanch Senior Nutrition Center: 28 Wyandanch Ave, Wyandanch, NY 11798
  • All public libraries: Click here for a complete list.

Once summer begins, guides will also be available at these facilities:

  • Overlook Beach
  • Gilgo Beach
  • Cedar Beach
  • Cedar Beach Marina
  • Tanner Park
  • Venetian Shores
  • Geiger Spray Park
  • Phelps Lane Pool
  • Anthony Sanchez Pool
  • North Lindenhurst Pool
  • Fabio Buttitta Pool
  • North Amityville Pool
  • Click here for directions to each facility.
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