Town to Upgrade Sports Field at Centre Island Beach in Bayville

Town to Upgrade Sports Field at Centre Island Beach in Bayville

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilwoman Vicki Walsh announce that the Town will soon upgrade playing fields at Centre Island Beach. As part of park improvements throughout the Town, the full artificial turf field will be replaced, which includes setup for football, soccer and lacrosse for various age groups.


“These important upgrades will enhance the overall playing experience for young athletes and others who use the field at Centre Island, against the beautiful backdrop of our harbor,” said Supervisor Saladino. “The Town Board and I have continued to make field improvements a top priority throughout all communities, while keeping a watchful eye on our bottom line.”


Artificial turf fields have a general useful life of up to 10 years, however they are less expensive than the long-term cost of maintaining natural grass and a dirt surface. Turf fields also provide the potential for fewer cancellations of games due to inclement weather, as the field is able to absorb rain storms in a manner that is not possible on a fully-dirt infield.


“We are pleased to be replacing the field at this beautiful facility, helping to improve playtime for all children who play sports here,” said Councilwoman Walsh. “These enhancements beautify the community and are being achieved in the most cost-effective way possible.”


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