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Current and Past Projects

  • Re-Foresting the Park

    New trees are planted in the park yearly to replace diseased or fallen trees.

  • Pond Gate

    When the pond was restored to its present 2.5 acre expanse in 2002, temporary wire fencing surrounded part of its perimeter to protect newly-planted vegetation while it took root. The intent was to remove that wire fencing as the plantings matured, leaving a natural barrier of foliage instead.

    In 2013, Friends decided to design and fund a custom iron gate to close off the stairs. which would allow pond access for maintenance purposes but protect park visitors and the pond's waterfowl from accident or injury at the same time.    

  • Installation of Eco-Friendly Benches

    Through the generosity of private donations, FRTP installed 15 eco-friendly benches in the park to date.  The benches provide seating for park visitors with scenic views of the Long Island Sound and the pond.