Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano was recently joined by Nassau County Legislator Vincent Muscarella, Hempstead Town Councilman Edward Ambrosino, community leaders and residents to celebrate the grand opening of a brand-new playground at Hall’s Pond Park in West Hempstead.
Nassau County began renovations in 2011 on the 11-acre park as part of an Environmental Bond Act project, the county said in a release. Improvements to the park included the installation of a new gazebo and amphitheater, improved fencing, lighting, trash cans, walkways, and water fountains. The County also installed a new catch basin filtration system to help keep pond water clean and clear, the release said.
“This playground is a beautiful and welcome addition to this wonderful park,” Mangano said. “Since becoming County Executive, I have worked tirelessly to make our parks system a top priority, and I am pleased that our improvements and new playground will be enjoyed by the local community for years to come.”
“The playground is a wonderful addition to the park renovation," Muscarella said. I am so pleased to be a part of a project that so many residents can enjoy.”
Photo Caption: (L-R) Neil Rosenblatt, West Hempstead Civic Association; Rosalie Norton, President of the West Hempstead Civic Association; Ed Miller, Treasurer of the West Hempstead Civic Association; Hempstead Town Councilman Edward Ambrosino; Dovid Keonigsberg (with scissors); County Executive Mangano; Rabbi Elon Soniker, Congregation Anshei Shalom; Legislator Vincent Muscarella; and Shaun Zeitlin. Also in the photo are local parents and children.