Friday, 14 September 2012 00:00
Fifteen years ago we were part of a group of Sea Cliff residents (The Friends of Elm “Spooky” Park) who raised funds - which the village matched – to create the maze in Spooky Park. Our lives have been richer for it. To put it simply, if you need something to put a smile on your face, come see this maze. If you’re a mouse-potato just Google “Spooky Park Maze” and click “images,” but the photograph doesn’t do justice to how mature and enchanting it has become.
Imagine for a second the Sunoco property with a grand maze like the one in Spooky Park—there is definitely more than enough room. Also imagine a sturdy wrought-iron fence salvaged from some old, Gold Coast mansion that would grace the Glen Cove Ave. and Glenwood Rd. exposures, preventing children from running into the street.
Our neighborhood takes great pride in the Spooky Park Maze and we are all very protective of it, as is the Sea Cliff Beautification Committee who does a tremendous job seeing it gets properly pruned twice a year.
A classic maze on the Sunoco property would be more than just a permanent green space but could eventually be a serene destination for walkers and shoppers from all the neighboring communities, thus boosting commerce. It could truly help define downtown Glen Head for many generations to come—a living landmark right in the center of town. The Glen Head Maze…it’s something to think about.
Gwynne and Mike Lennon