By April of 2020, my wife and I knew that this summer would be like no other.
Our monthly trips to visit grandchildren in Washington DC and St. Louis Mo. would not occur nor would our grandchildren be able to travel to New York.
Our summer barbeques and get-togethers with our friends would only be a memory of past summers.
We recognized that even the Great Neck Park Summer Concerts were not likely to occur.
But what did occur was Parkwood Pool was opened and a system was put in place for the first time so that as long as you put in a reservation a week ahead both my wife and I could go to Parkwood.
Judi enjoyed walking in the Lazy River with a friend. I had the opportunity to enjoy the summer weather, chat with friends both in and out of the pool and do some lap swimming,
In the forty years that we have lived in Great Neck this was the first summer when I could swim laps without having to deal with the difficulty of sharing a lane.
I want to thank the park commissioners, park administration and staff. You did a wonderful job and in a real sense, you saved the summer for so many residents.