Saturday's sparkling blue skys, mild temperature and light breeze provided the perfect setting for the grand reopening of .
Visitors enjoyed the newly constructed bridges, native plantings, and new benches and grassy fields. The revamp is thanks to the , which worked for more than five years with Nassau County, neighbors, and friends to plan this $1 million dollar rehabilitation and restoration project.
The community came out to celebrate, along with town, county and state officials, who credited the work of volunteers and cooperation of multilayers of government for the park's makeover.
Also present: Port Washington residents wanting to know when the area known as , at the .
Addressed by this group while speaking at the ceremony, said the project is a "very big undertaking" that "probably will require a tremendous amount of support at all levels of government and local community groups."
Noting that she was willing to "put in the time and effort necessary" to restore the park, she added that she believed that "the people here today" would likely want to "join me in that endeavor."
After the ceremony, a bugle player led the crowd toward the festivities, which included a treasure hunt, guided nature walks, and more in what the Parks Conservancy describes as "a unique natural oasis in Port Washington."