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Hauppauge Residents Unite To Add New And Rejuvenate Park Areas For Their Local Community

Hauppauge Recreation Development Association (HRDA) is pleased to announce the “PARTY FOR THE PARK to recognize Smithtown and Islip leadership support of new park areas and the redevelopment of existing parks.

Hauppauge is underserved with open space parks, youth sports fields, community centers and residential related services. Seeing a need to change this for the hamlet, residents, parents, and small business owners of Hauppauge came together and created a 5013c non for profit called Hauppauge Recreation Development Association (HRDA).

To support the Haupppauge parks initiative, HRDA is excited to announce a “PARTY FOR THE PARK” on September 10th at Hoyt Farm (Commack) from 5-8pm. Residents will join together to enjoy local music, performances and food vendors amongst other activities while they learn about the exciting new initiatives being initiated by town officials and HRDA.

Hauppauge is currently underserved according to National Recreation and Park Association standards on access concerning athletics fields, park acres per capita, park acres of recreational space per capita, acres of passive recreational/open space per capita, access distance /time of parkland and quantity of facilities.  Hauppauge residents appreciate the collaboration and commitment between HRDA, Smithtown and Islip leadership to increase park space and accessibility for Hauppauge residents.

This September 10th event is the launch toward solving this long standing problem for the Hauppauge community with exciting announcements,” explained Dave Wolmetz, HRDA board member.  

HRDA inspired parks will be accessible by all Hauppauge residents through a park access card. Homes located within the Hauppauge School district, regardless of township, will be eligible for this FREE access.  Additionally, all 55,000 Long Island Business Park employees will have full access to HRDA initiated parks to enjoy as well.

From sports fields, children parks, seasonal community events, fairs and festivals, and everything that you would expect a town to offer its community members, the HRDA was developed to bring our community together in an outdoor family park initiative for all Hauppauge residents to enjoy.  Join them and officials from the towns of Smithtown and Islip along with other community members to “Party for the Park!”

About HRDA Board:

The HRDA was spearheaded by Hauppauge residents and parents, Dave Wolmetz, Jennifer O’Brien, Holly Glick, Carrie Goldstein, Stephanie Scaduto, Jennifer Lally and Robert Mannino. They formed a non-for-profit to support a public park initiative for Hauppauge Community residents.

For inquiries on this event or HRDA, contact Jennifer Lally at

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