Touted as the “Jewel of Mamaroneck,” is a stone in need of a little polishing.
As part of their efforts to improve the park, the not-for-profit group Harbor Island Conservancy has embarked on a project to spiff up the Orienta/Post Road entrance to the park, an extension of a village project started two years ago to improve the main entrance.
With $51,000 of funding—most of it from private donors—the Conservancy has already built new walkways and plans to make further improvements in the coming months.
“Later this fall new trees and shrubs will be added. Next, spring gardens will be planted along the entrance walls and under the sign,” said Frederick Longacre, the Conservancy’s president.
According to Longacre, David Graf of Graf Landscape Design, Inc. has designed the improvements thus far, while David Ferraro of Mamaroneck-based Rolling Lawns, Inc. completed work on the walkways. The have also been involved with the improvement project.
“The Village DPW has been a great help, especially with the clearing of trees and brush and a fair amount of pruning,” said Longacre.
The project is slated for completion in May of 2013.
"The Conservancy wishes to thank its many private donors and recognize the wonderful cooperation of the Village of Mamaroneck, especially Mayor Rosenblum, Village Manager Richard Slingerland and the Village DPW," he said.