The children could hardly contain themselves and happily ran to play on the new playground at the new Tiber Avenue Park in Deer Park even before the ribbon was cut! Rev. Dashaun Burrell of nearby First Baptist Church immediately followed them with a blessing of the playground and all who will come to enjoy it. A beautiful poem was read by ten year old Cassidy Raines who spoke about how excited she was to be able to play at Tiber Ave Park.
Supervisor Rich Schaffer, joined by Deputy Sup. Tony Martinez, Councilman Terry McSweeney, and SC Leg. Tom Donnelly presented a proclamation to longtime advocate and Beautification Ambassador Lamont Wilson of the Concerned Citizens of Deer Park, Inc. and a Certificate of Special Recognition to the Engel Burman Real Estate Development Company that generously donated the playground. Jordan Higgins of NYS Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre’s office and the Concerned Citizens of Deer Park also presented to Engel Burman in appreciation of their generosity.