Over the past dozen or so years, the Civic has installed and/or taken charge of the maintenance of the gardens of Sound Beach with the help of Civic members, members of the community, as well as a number of Scout troops. We’re always looking for more help, so please contact us if you would like to be part of the beautification committee.
In 2009, we installed a garden at the Sound Beach Veterans Memorial Park.
In 2012 the Civic adopted a site on New York Avenue that the Town had used as a dumping ground for street sweepings and the sand in winter. In 2021, we installed a tribute to the COVID-19 frontline workers there.
In 2015, as part of a four-phase plan to revitalize Echo Avenue, the Civic took charge of the garden in front of the Welcome to Sound Beach sign
In 2022, The Civic took on the care of the garden in front of the children’s park.
We are able to do all this because so many people donate their time and energy to tend these gardens. A special shout-out to three people: We could not have put in place the garden at the adopt-a-spot without the help of Eugene Radenberg with Community Landscaping, who continues to mow the area. Martin Streeff of Streeff Tree Experts takes on whatever is needed: pruning trees, helping establish the frontline tribute at the adopt-a-spot, and so much more. Gayle Hessler of Gardens by Gayle has offered to plant the triangle in front of the Welcome to Sound Beach sign on Echo Avenue. Finally, next Spring the Soundview Garden Club will resume maintenance of the Vets Memorial Park garden on New York Avenue.