Residents petition for Lindenhurst park improvement

Residents in Lindenhurst are pushing to get a local park cleaned up and renovated. Concerned parents say that broken beer bottles and syringes are among

Parents say broken beer bottles and syringes are among the unsavory items that can be found strewn about Lt. Edward Weckerle Memorial Park.

Parents say broken beer bottles and syringes are among the unsavory items that can be found strewn about Lt. Edward Weckerle Memorial Park. (5/25/15)

LINDENHURST - Residents in Lindenhurst are pushing to get a local park cleaned up and renovated.

Concerned parents say broken beer bottles and syringes are among the unsavory items that can be found strewn about Lt. Edward Weckerle Memorial Park, which can create a dangerous situation for children. They also cite the park's dilapidated benches and old swings pose further threats to their kids.

One parent started a petition more than three weeks ago on Change.org asking local officials to make improvements to the park. Among the suggestions are handicap-accessible equipment and replacing sand with rubber mats.

Proponents of the petition say that the mayor and village board are receptive to the park upgrades, but the issue comes down to state funding. News 12 reached out to the mayor and a village board trustee, but has not heard back.

The Lindenhurst parents are expected to meet with town officials this week.

More on this topic

Push to Renovate Lindenhurst Park

Change.org petition

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Nassau and Suffolk Police are intensifying patrols at 1 Stepped up patrols at places of worship after JCC threats
Fire officials say alarms went off inside the 2 Residents evacuated following CO incident inside Patchogue apartment
According to police, Alok Parekh, 30, met up 3 Man accused of robbery, forcing woman to engage in sex act
The National Transportation Safety Board confirms there were 4 NTSB: No sign of distress before Gabreksi Airport small plane crash
As News 12 has reported, an independent academic 5 Commission to determine if NCC keeps accreditation

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE