After putting a new fence around Rocketship Park last year, village trustees heard a proposal Monday night that would work toward upgrading the entire playground inside the fence, at a cost of roughly $350,000, according to a report in the Port Times Record.
Village Board members have been discussing upgrading the park for over a year, and Village Trustee Adrienne Kessel noted that the equipment in the historic park behind Village Hall has "reached the end of its shelf life," according to the article.
Formally known as Clifton H. Lee Memorial Park, the "Rocketship Park" nickname came from the uniquely designed playset that was installed in the park around 1972, according to Ron Carlson, the former director of the Port Jefferson Recreation and Parks Department. That playset was then replaced by a second one.
Village Board members did not vote on purchasing any playground equipment at Monday's meeting.
A quote by Adrienne Kessel was atributed to the wrong person in an earlier version of this article. It has been corrected.