Pickleball players at Veterans Park in East Northport. (Photo: Town of Huntington)
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Town adds new pickleball courts

The Town of Huntington opened three new pickleball courts this week.

The new courts are at Veterans Park in East Northport.

Besides converting a concrete volleyball court into the three new pickleball courts, other improvements at Veterans Park include repaving the existing handball court; converting a single sand volleyball court into two new sand volleyball courts with new nets and sand; and new fencing for the renovated courts. 

The Huntington town board approved up to $240,000 from the Environmental Open Space & Park Improvement Fund for the park improvements in Oct. 2020, which completed funding for the improvement project. Work began the last week of May 2022 and was expected to take two months to complete. The new sand volleyball courts are anticipated to open by the first week of August. 

The town is in the process of expanding its pickleball facilities. Besides the three new pickleball courts at Veterans Park, it added striping to existing tennis courts for two pickleball courts at Manor Field Park and the construction of four new pickleball courts is underway at Terry Farrell Park.

“The pickleball community is growing and we are responding to the increased demand,” Huntington Councilman Sal Ferro said in a town statement. “It’s a fun athletic activity for all ages and Huntington has become a hub for this great sport. We are working to ensure that residents from all corners of our town have locations to play.”

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