Flower Hill Park has a new community basketball court, thanks to the efforts of Sen. Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and the Village of Flower Hill.
Located on Stonytown Road, the court and the rest of Flower Hill Park is open to all Nassau County residents.
Martins secured $50,000 in state funding to help the village pursue this community improvement project.
“Flower Hill Park is a gem for residents in the Village and the entire Port Washington Peninsula,” Martins said. “we’ve made an investment to enhance it even further. This new basketball court offers another service for residents visiting the park to enjoy.”
Thanking Martins and others who helped with the project, Village of Flower Hill Mayor Elaine Phillips said the the court “will benefit the community for years to come."
The new basketball court is one of several enhancements the village is making to Flower Hill Park, a 6.3 acre park Additional improvements under consideration include a handball court, adjacent to the basketball court, new paths leading to other areas of the park, picnic tables and benches, and new landscaping.Village officials say the new basketball court is the only public-play court available for residents outside of the public schools. The court is named after Village resident and engineer Charles Vachris, who donated his time and services to create the engineering plans and work with the contractor and Nassau County to make this vision a reality.