09/27/12 4:00pm
09/27/2012 4:00 PM

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Supervisor Sean Walter (left), Councilman George Gabrielsen (above) and Councilwoman Jodi Giglio celebrated the opening of the new Miamogue Point Park Wednesday morning with neighborhood children.

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.”

09/25/12 5:00pm
09/25/2012 5:00 PM

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Miamogue Point Park will be officially dedicated Wednesday morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially dedicate Miamogue Point Park in South Jamesport will take place Wednesday morning.

The event, featuring Riverhead Town Board members, town employees and community members, will begin at 10:15 a.m. at the new park on South Jamesport Avenue.

The town acquired and developed the 2.31-acre Miamogue Point property by using Community Preservation Fund money and a $350,000 grant from the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

“This new park will be forever preserved and will now provide open space, a new playground and valuable beach access,” Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter said in a press release.