I am very glad to announce that our community park was unofficially opened on Friday 5/15. I received a call from Town Supervisor Bohan to pick up a set of keys which I did on Friday afternoon. I went to the park to check the keys. It was about 3:00 p.m. When I opened the gate, a mother asked me if her son could use it and I told her that’s what it was for and I welcomed her son who was the first authorized visitor to the park. Several other children came over and entered the park. When the school busses arrived, children got off the bus, threw their backpacks on the grass and flooded into the park. Within minutes, there were about 50 children playing on the new equipment. I just wish I had a camera to record the event.
The Association will be planning an official opening of the park near the end of June. We hope to have some hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill, soda and water, a tent for shelter, a D.J., a jumping toy in addition to the official ribbon cutting dedication for the new park. We will keep you advised on this group and the MLPGHRA.org website.
We urge all parents to make use of this facility which was the brainchild of the Association. We would also ask you to keep an eye on the park itself. It is there for the use of all residents and any damage done to it will equally effect all residents. If you see anyone abusing the equipment, spray painting or damaging the equipment, please call the Blooming Grove Police at once: 496-9161.
In the months to come, we hope to have security lighting, electric, water, restrooms, basketball courts, paved parking area and a flagpole. Anything you can do to further improve this facility will be greatly appreciated, just e-mail us at this group.
Thank you, Mike Jahn