West Hempstead’s Hall’s Pond Park is getting another facelift from Nassau County.
After more than two years of construction from late 2009 to May 2012, the county is at it again on the park’s north side.
“There are plans to install a playground, probably right after summer,” Nassau County Department of Public Works spokesman Mike Martino told Patch.
Martino said the current work being done in the park is maintenance, cleaning the pond and removing sediment build up in the north end.
The initial work to the pond, which went months beyond the original expected date of completion, saw a new gazebo added, new lighting and benches added throughout the park and a new water fountain installed. New pathways were also created and landscaping efforts cleared dead trees and overhanging branches that obscured walkways.
One major problem that still exists from the initial restoration is a sandbar at the pond’s north end.
During an October meeting with West Hempstead Community Support Association, Nassau County Parks Department Project Manager Brian Schneider told residents that the Department of Public Works planned to remove the sandbar “in the next couple of months."
No timeline for completion was given on the playground.