Accept the grant to refurbish Centennial Park!

Sometimes,one small act yields outsized benefits. Such is the case with the refurbishment of Centennial Park, a lost gem sitting squandered on the South Side. One small act, approval to match half the $325,000 Nassau County grant, could return derelict paths, dangerous overlooks and leaching cement to a greenspace for nature lovers, sports lovers, and young and old Rockville Centre. Just think, instead of broken asphalt and overgrown, unlighted paths, everyone from runners to parents with toddlers could enjoy safe, clean paths through a veritable nature preserve. Imagine seniors walking to the Park to watch children play, do a little or stroll along riverside paths or bird watching on river overlooks. Or the annual fireworks. Imagine residents looking from their picnic blanket out over a scene reminiscent of Walden Pond. Yes just one small act, approving $325,000 to match half Nassau County's grant. The impact on the Village will amount to a mere $6 per household. Not even enough for a movie ticket, yet the benefits to our Village will be more safety, more useable open space, higher property values and a more beautiful Village. In these times, can we as a community afford to turn our collective nose up at $325,000 grant from Nassau County We say no. We must act, act to create the greenspace we all so desperately need, act to give our residents a clean, safe, place to reflect on the village they call home. All, with just one small act. Mayor Bossart, Please approve half the $325,000 needed to match the Nassau County grant.


This petition is sponsored by a group of long-time Rockville Centre residents who love our village and want to make it the best it can be.


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