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FACILITY WILL BE RE-OPENED TO THE PUBLIC MAY 24, 2019
After months of renovation work, the Ponquogue BeachPavilion and Facility, the Town’s most popular ocean beach, is ready for itsclose-up. The Southampton Town Boardwill hold a ribbon cutting in time for the 2019 beach season.
Monday, May 20 2019 at 11amPonquogue Beach Pavilion and FacilityDune Road, Hampton Bays
The renovation began in November, 2018 and will be completed for this Memorial Day weekend. Built in 1966, the entire 3.9 acres site has been transformed into a modern, eco-friendly facility utilizing sustainable products, including an increase in natural lighting through sky-lights and harvesting rain-water for irrigation and restrooms.
In addition, the renovation includes a new roof,upgrades to exterior materials including epi decking and low maintenance,chemical free siding. The ramp to thebeach has been extended and widened and the concession area has a new look withadditional outdoor seating. The indoorand outdoor lighting has been replaced with LED fixtures. There are moreoutdoor showers and the renovated restrooms include changing areas. The parking lot has been upgraded with raingardens and native plantings. Theparking area surface has been recoated and restriped. And, the attendance boothand entrance have been replaced and modernized to improve appearance,accessibility and safety. The total renovation costs $3.35 million.
The improvements follow several community meetings, including a beach survey and an on-line poll. The Community responded overwhelmingly in favor of keeping it a “low key and family oriented beach”. The Town Board worked closely with the Parks and Recreation Department and the architects to achieve that goal and create a facility that is reminiscent of the old but more spacious, more accessible and more sustainable.