The playground at Hasbrouck Park in New Paltz will likely be closed this fall as community members replace it with a brand-new model. That makes providing access to the Moriello Park playground all the more important. Full-time access to that playground was cut off when it was fenced in with the pool a number of years ago. That decision was good for pool users who wish their children contained, but not as good for town residents who don’t wish to pay extra to gain access to the playground when they don’t want to swim.
The current plan is to replace the gate with a smaller, pedestrian gate which can be left open until dark. The playground will continue to be off-limits to taxpayers who don’t pay pool fees until the pool is closed for the season.