Huntington to Dedicate Breezy Park
Football, soccer and lacrosse leagues join in ceremony dedicating park named in memory of 13-year-old killed by drunk driver.
DATE: Sunday, October 23, 2011
TIME: 8:45 a.m.
PLACE: Breezy Park
Oakwood Road and West Rogues Path
Supervisor Frank P. Petrone and the Town Council, joined by Suffolk County officials and representatives from the Cold Spring Harbor Soccer Club, Huntington Sports League and Huntington Village Lacrosse Club, will formally dedicate Breezy Park, a major recreational sports facility built on the site of the former Mohlenhoff property. The park includes two synthetic athletic fields, a practice area, a playground and a comfort station and concession building.
The property originally was slated to become a bus depot and repair yard for the South Huntington School District. But thanks to dedicated and caring residents and a tireless effort by the Cold Spring Harbor Soccer Club leadership, the Huntington Town Board was able to acquire the property in partnership with Suffolk County through its Open Space Preservation Program.
It was the Cold Spring Harbor Soccer Clubs idea to name the new park in honor and memory of 13-year-old Brianna Breezy Titcomb. Breezy was a cherished member of the soccer club who was killed by a drunk driver while on vacation with her family in Texas.
The park was constructed with a combination of Town funds and a $1 million private donation from Joe and Nikki Gregory, in memory of Breezy. Breezy’s family and the Gregorys will participate in the dedication.