Town of Islip officials celebrated the grand opening of a new trailer and decking at its summer camp at Byron Lake Park in Oakdale.
The new, double-wide trailer includes a bathroom, central air conditioning and spacious decking, with seating for shaded lunches and kids’ arts and crafts outdoors. It replaces decades old single-wide trailers.
“The staff of our parks and DPW divisions are to be commended for the craftsmanship of the beautiful decking at this new facility,” Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter said during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the park last week. “It will provide hours of fun for children of all ages.”
Town crews prepared the new space just in time for the last month of summertime activities this year. Campers enjoy arts and crafts projects, group games, sports activities and a trip each week during the park’s two-week camp sessions.
Carpenter was joined at the ribbon cutting by Islip Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen; Receiver of Taxes Alexis Weik; Tom Owens, Commissioner of DPW and parks; and Deirdre Wahlberg, deputy commissioner of parks, recreation and cultural affairs.