Restore and Revitalize Valley Pond Park

Manhasset needs more space for our student athletes, residents and youth teams. If you are involved with athletics in Manhasset - whether you have a child who plays a sport, you are a coach or an observer - you quickly realize that the athletic infrastructure in Manhasset is inadequate. The problems are numerous: we have too few fields; many of our athletic fields, buildings and facilities are old and need updating; in many cases we lack state-of-the-art equipment; we lack some basic necessities like restrooms, concession stands and other amenities enjoyed by others in far less affluent communities. This not only impacts our school teams, but the PAL and youth programs and the community as a whole. In a community starved for outdoor space an opportunity exist in our own backyard to gain much needed valuable usable space: Valley Pond Park. Valley Pond Park is an underutilized park that has fallen to disarray. We need to change that. We need the Town of North Hempstead Supervisor, Jon Kaiman, to hear us. We need to let him know �that we want this park� restored and revitalized so that it can be a vibrant and utilized park for the families of Manhasset and the Town of North Hempstead. Do not let this opportunity slip through our fingers, show your support for the restoration of Valley Pond Park, by reading the petition below and clicking the �Support� button below. Petition In Support of the Restoration of Valley Pond Park: We, the residents of Manhasset, call upon Town Supervisor, Jon Kaiman, to develop and put forth a financial plan to revitalize Valley Pond Park to create a more functional park while preserving the natural beauty and existing wetlands that currently exist. Furthermore we call upon Supervisor, Kaiman to: 1. Expand the athletic use of the park by re-positioning and turfing the existing baseball field and adding a new turfed multi-purpose field to the park 2. Beautify the surrounding natural environment by repairing walkways, redoing fencing, removing dead or dying trees and replacing them with new trees to create a self-sustaining park while increasing the natural light to the park 3. Re-open bathroom facilities to provide safe and convenient facilities 4. Reconfigure the playground area to provide a safe, state of the art playground facility. Reposition the playground to a more feasible location within the park 5. Reconfigure the parking to better accomodate the use of the park 6. Remediate the wetlands by removing harmful species and by cleaning and dredging the water channels to provide better water flow through the park.


This petition is sponsored by Indians Rock Community Foundation and Manhasset Baseball. Indians Rock is a community based charitable foundation whose mission is to develop, manage, and plan the acquisition, improvement and construction of athletic facilities throughout the community.



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