Even the kids helped! Find out what they did in West Hempstead.


The West Hempstead Community Support Association held its biannual Halls Pond Park cleanup on May 21.

Neal Rosenblatt worked with the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation & Museums to secure all the needed supplies for the event as well as the truck to haul the trash away. Santos Welti worked to promote the event to get the community out for the cleanup.

“We thank all the board members that attended as well as the community for their support,” said Maureen Greenberg, president of the West Hempstead Community Support Association. “Neal works tirelessly with the county to keep this park clean and in good repair.”

Greenberg said there is still much work to be done to make Halls Pond Park safe for children and residents.

“Unfortunately, it takes too long for repairs and requested signs to be placed by the county,” she said. “The playground currently is dangerous and has been reported to be repaired. Hopefully, this won’t take another year to repair.”

To alert the West Hempstead Community Support Association to any concerns in the area, email Rosenblatt at nr.whcivic@aol.com. For more information about the association, including volunteering for future events, visit WestHempsteadCivic.org.

— Mark Nolan