Residents of the Village of Floral Park recently joined to dedicate its newest park, Heritage Park, built at no cost to the taxpayers. A plaque, commemorating the village's founder, John Lewis Childs, was also unveiled at the ceremony. The new park is the result of the efforts of local residents, with major support from Cablevision Systems Corporation.
Funds to build and maintain the park were raised through the sponsorship of park benches, antique lampposts and the sale of over 1,400 personally engraved bricks. Landscaping and flowers used to help transform a vacant lot into a vibrant community garden were provided by Cablevision.
Ribbon-cutting ceremony to inaugurate Heritage Park is (l. - r.): Heritage Park Fund Committee members Sunta Redvanly; Nancy McLoughlin; Toni Palamar; Donna Serpico; and former mayor, Steven W. Corbett.
"Cablevision is delighted to help dedicate this beautiful spot," said Joan Hendricks, area director, political and community affairs, Cablevision. "Floral Park is one of many community gardens Cablevision has sponsored as part of its Long Island beautification project. For us, it was a perfect fit."
Sunta Redvanly, president of The Heritage Park Fund, Inc. remarked to the residents and dignitaries present at the ceremony, "This is your park where you may enjoy many peaceful and happy hours for years to come." Floral Park Mayor Ann V. Corbett added, "The park is a special and serene place representing our village's heritage, a past filled with memories and a future filled with opportunities."
Sponsorship opportunities at Heritage Park are still available. For more information, please call 326-6300.