The former Calverton Links golf course will be reborn next weekend as a family sports park, providing paintball, survival races, obstacle courses, music events and mini golf.
The new 80-acre Long Island Sports Park will open on April 30 with a free “Riverhead Community Day,” where all visitors will be treated to a taste of what the park has to offer, regardless of whether or not they live in Riverhead.
“This is just a fun way to introduce ourselves to the local community and let everyone see what we’ve done to get up and running,” said owner Dean Del Prete. There are so many activities going on here that we figured the best way for people to get to know us is to try some for free.”
Free activities to sample on Riverhead Community Day will include:
- Foot Golf (instead of using clubs, players kick a ball into a 21-inch cup)
- No Put Golf (players use only wedges to chip the ball into a 21-inch cup)
- Paint Ball Shooting Booth
- Bubble Palooza Party Pit
- Survival Race Demonstration
- Kids Obstacle Course
- Face Painting
- Make-Up Artists
In the months ahead, Long Island Sports Park also plans to hold music and art festivals, offer Bubble, Mud, Color and other theme runs, host a Zombie Festival and lay out a nature trail.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun around here,” said Mr. Del Prete, “and it all starts with Riverhead Community Day. Come on out and join us for this epic event. If you don’t feel like running around, you can always relax on the rolling golf fields, listen to great music or enjoy a picnic lunch. There will also be food available for purchase and the paintball fields will be open to paying customers.”
The park is located on the former Calverton Links property, 149 Edwards Avenue, Calverton, NY 11933.
The Riverhead Community Day event will run from 10 a.m. though 4 p.m. Regular business hours are weekends from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.