Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter cut the ribbon with the help of neighborhood children Wednesday morning to officially celebrate the opening of Miamogue Point Park in South Jamesport.
Mr. Walter gave his thanks to the New York State Parks Department for the $350,000 grant which was used to build the neighborhood pocket park. The money fell short and the town had to kick in $20,000 to get the park finished. He also thanked the Engineering Department, Community Development Agency and Building and Grounds Department for their help in maintaining it.
“Without all the players coming together this wouldn’t have happened,” Mr. Walter said.
Councilman George Gabrielsen said that an official sign will be going up soon with “Miamogue Point Park,” which is a Native American word that translates to “a gathering place of fishermen.” He said that he hopes it will become a “gathering place of the community.”