Senator Anna M. Kaplan Delivers Grant for Donald Street Park Revitalization in Roslyn

PHOTO CAPTION: LEFT TO RIGHT- Park Supervisor Joe Iannotti, Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jennifer DeSena, New York State Senator Anna M. Kaplan, Town of North Hempstead Councilmember Peter Zuckerman, Town of North Hempstead Parks Commissioner Kelly Gillen

ROSLYN, NY (September 12, 2022) - Today, NYS Senator Anna M. Kaplan (D-North Hills) joined Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jennifer DeSena, Town of North Hempstead Councilmember Peter Zuckerman, and North Hempstead Parks officials to present a check for $250,000 to fund the recently completed revitalization project that transformed the park into a pristine recreation destination for the local community. Improvements to the park include several completely resurfaced basketball courts, brand new backboards and nets, new fencing and gates, and a splash pad.

Senator Anna M. Kaplan said “since the pandemic, we’ve all come to appreciate our neighborhood parks even more than we ever did before, so I want to make sure they’re beautiful, functional, and safe for our community to enjoy. I was proud to deliver the funding that allowed the Town of North Hempstead to revitalize Donald Street Park, and I’m thrilled that our community is already making great use of the new basketball courts, handball courts, and splash pads.”

“On behalf of Town residents, I want to thank Senator Kaplan for securing the $250,000 grant for Donald Street Park in Roslyn Heights,” Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jennifer DeSena said. “Families and children all throughout the neighborhood will no doubt be very pleased to see all the new improvements that these grant funds provided, including new basketball courts, a splash pad, new perimeter fencing, and much more to improve both the aesthetics and functionality the park. Donald Street Park is a local treasure, and this investment in the future of the park will ensure that families will be able to continue to make memories here for generations to come.”

“We are tremendously grateful for Senator Kaplan’s continued support for the Town of North Hempstead,” said North Hempstead Town Councilmember Peter Zuckerman. “The grant funding she was able to secure for the Donald Street Park basketball courts helped the Town fulfill our commitment to improving this wonderful park. I am thrilled that local residents are able to enjoy the renovated courts, and that is due in large part to the partnership between Senator Kaplan and our Town government.”