Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino, Councilwoman Vicki Walsh, and Town Clerk Richard LaMarca announce that beautification and green infrastructure upgrades were recently completed at Fireman’s Field, the largest parking field in downtown Oyster Bay. The project, financed entirely by Federal funds, improves water quality and mitigates local flooding.
“From improved drainage in this flooding prone area to better treatment of storm water runoff, this recently completed Fireman’s Field improvement project benefits our environment while beautifying the hamlet with new landscaping,” said Supervisor Joseph Saladino said. “What’s more, this project was financed entirely by federal funds allocated through the American Rescue Plan – not by your Town tax dollars.”
The Fireman’s Field restoration project was designed to alleviate flooding within the facility by improving stormwater storage, implement environmentally sound practices to minimize the impact of non-point source pollution on Oyster Bay Harbor, and provide for a more functional and aesthetically pleasing parking facility for use by residents and visitors to Oyster Bay.
“We created a greener, more environmentally-friendly Fireman’s Field for local commuters and the community at large,” said Councilwoman Vicki Walsh. “This project revitalized the area both in terms of function and aesthetics, all at no additional cost to taxpayers.”
“The improvements to Fireman’s Field enhances the entrance to our beautiful Theodore Roosevelt Park and brings much needed water quality improvements to the area at no additional cost to taxpayers. These upgrades make a tremendous difference in the beauty of our community!” Town Clerk Richard LaMarca added.
Fireman’s Field, designated as Parking Field O-6, provides 245 parking spots for the Oyster Bay Long Island Railroad Station, downtown Oyster Bay visitors and employees, and overflow parking for Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park. It also provides a competition arch for local fire department drill teams and serves as fairgrounds for Oyster Bay events throughout the year.