In a blog post on Patch this week, Supervisor Frank Petrone said that Huntington Town will be rolling back prices at Dix Hills Park to the Sixties when the park was opened over 48 years ago.
"The pool opened in July 1965, and the nine-hole Dix Hills Golf course opened a year later," wrote Petrone. Jogging trails and an ice skating rink follow later, according to the Supervisor's post.
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones was number one on the radio the week that Dix Hills Park opened for the first time and Casey Stengel resigned as manager of the New York Mets that very day. Lyndon B. Johnson was the President of the United States and admission to Dix Hills Park was 50 cents for children and 75 cents for adults.
According to a history of the park published in Patch, "on Saturday, July 24, 1965 the Olympic-size swimming pool at Dix Hills Park was opened with over 3,000 people in attendance."
"This pool and the surrounding park is truly worthy of being in the town of Huntington," Supervisor Robert J. Flynn reportedly said in his speech that day. "It is a tribute to the forward-looking attitude of our township."
Click here to read the full story on Patch about how Dix Hills Park got its start.
Supervisor Petrone said it will cost 50 cents to get into the pool or skate in the ice rink on Aug. 17. Other prices will be rolled back as well.
"A round of golf will be $2. And many food items, including hamburgers and hot dogs, will cost $1," Petrone said in his blog.
Free pony rides and equipment exhibitions at the golf course will also be part of the fun. The Town will also be honoring former Supervisor Robert Flynn.
Will you be heading down to Dix Hills Park on Saturday to go enjoy the rolled back pricing?