Maritime Park


Maritime Park Canal

This property is located along the west side of the Shinnecock Canal, adjacent to the Parks and Recreation Department office in Hampton Bays. In June 2018, a contract to design and provide planning documents for the Shinnecock Canal Maritime Park was awarded to Araiys Design.  The firm immediately presented some ideas to the Town Board in a work session and worked with the community through polling their preferences for what they envisioned for the property and providing options for completing the park in phases. Following a competitive bid process, in October 2021 Construction Consultants/LI, Inc. were awarded the contract to provide construction services on the property.  In summer 2022 construction was completed and included the installation of a covered pavilion, new ADA sidewalks and a paved parking area, new lighting and site furnishings, new trees and plantings, and additional parking. The project was funded in part by a $300,000 community benefit payment made by the developer of the Canoe Place Inn and $210,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds. 


     2022 – AUG - Project Completed

     2021 - OCT – Town enters into contract with Construction 
      Consultants/LI, Inc. for construction services

     2021 – JULY – Town goes out to bid for a 2nd time

     2021 - SEPT - Town allocates additional funds for the project

     2019 - APRIL – Town rejects bids

     2019 - FEB – Town goes out to bid for construction 

2018 –NOV.-Araiys to present 70% plans to the Town

2018-JUNE- $63,500.00 design contract awarded to Araiys Design LA,P.C. for Landscape Design and Architecture/Engineering Services for a Community Park (PDF)

2018 - JANUARY -Conceptual Plans (PDF) Presented to Town Board
2017 - Preliminary Conceptual Plan Developed
2016 - OCT - CDBG Funds Approved $200,000
2016 - Awaiting Grant funding approval
2016 - The developers of Canoe Place Inn commit $300,000.00 public benefits funding
2003 - The Town of Southampton moves Parks and Recreation Department to this location
2003 - Town bought the land at the Canal