Harborfront Park will soon be renamed Jeanne Garant
Harborfront Park at a dedication ceremony to take place next Wednesday at the
park at 11 a.m.
The Village will also recognize the completion of the Oculus, a circular shade trellis, complete with landscaping and bench seating adjacent to the park.
Both dedications will recognized the final phase of the Harbowalk project; a multi-year revitalization plan for the waterfront in Port Jefferson Village.
Secretary of State of New York, Cesar A. Perales, Supervisor Ed Romaine and the town’s current mayor, Margot Garant will commemorate the accomplishments of those involved in the project. Over the past decade, with support of various New York State agencies, Port Jeff has been awarded 30 grants worth over six-million dollars.
Projects included the creation of a children’s playground in
the park, widening of the recreational pier, complete renovation of the Village
Center, ice skating rink, completion of Harborfront Park, harbor walkway and the Oculus.
Former Port Jefferson Mayor Jeanne Garant and mother of the current Mayor, was instrumental in initiating the revitalization projects. The Mayor served three terms from 1999 to 2005 as well as two terms as a trustee. Garant is credited for establishing the park area and the revival of the historic Bayles Shipyard building into what is now the Village Center. To acknowledge Garant’s achievements, the park is being renamed in her honor.