May 15, 2006
Denenberg Announces New Playground at Cow Meadow Park in Freeport to be Completed Just in Time for Summer
Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg (D-Merrick) announced today that the new playground and spray pool at Cow Meadow Park in Freeport are expected to be completed by June 2006.
Last year, the project was bid through funding Legislator Denenberg had previously secured. The $269,333 in funding has gone to the supply and installation of the new playground, safety surfaces and benches. The asphalt work and the spray pool were done under Parks Department capital funding.
The work includes layout, pavement saw cutting, excavation, concrete footings, furnishings, the installation of playground equipment and exercise equipment, safety surfacing tiles, and benches.
“It is wonderful that the families of this community will finally have a play area that they can enjoy and be proud of,” said Legislator Denenberg. “For years I fought to bring this playground and spray pool to fruition, and I am pleased that I was able to provide this much-needed community asset.”
The playground will be implemented in three phases. The first phase, completed the last week of April, was to install the plumbing for the spray pool. The second phase, completed the first week of May, was the paving work around the spray pool and the playground. The final phase, which is currently in progress, is the new playground’s installation and is expected to be completed by early June.
Legislator Denenberg has long been committed to the restoration of Cow Meadow Park. Last year, the basketball, tennis and paddle ball courts were all resurfaced and relined, and they received new netting and backboards. The baseball field backstop was replaced and the infield was redone. The park’s nature preserve is the only such preserve on the South Shore. In addition, the park’s marina, which was inoperable and dangerous for the past 15 years, has been rehabilitated through a private/public partnership. Finally, with the leadership of Legislator Denenberg, the Freeport Neighborhood Watch, and the Nassau and Freeport Police Departments, the park is again a showcase for the community and a place to enjoy low cost family oriented entertainment.