From the desk of Mayor Ryan

Join us for the dedication of Jarred A. Newallo Skate Plaza

On Saturday, April 27 all Village residents are invited to attend a dedication ceremony that will officially name our brand new beautiful skate park in Kennedy Memorial Park as “Jarred A. Newallo Skate Plaza.” Jarred was an avid skateboarder who was killed in a tragic sanitation truck accident in 2014.  He had dreamed of a skate park for his friends at Kennedy Memorial Park, where he’d worked as a summer camp counselor for years.  It is only fitting that we recognize his dream by renaming this new facility in his honor, which will serve as a safe place for the youth of Hempstead to gather and enjoy for years to come.


The $300,000 project was partially funded through a New York State grant secured with the help of former Deputy State Assembly Speaker Earlene Hooper.  The dedication ceremony starts at 12 p.m. and will feature a DJ, giveaways and light refreshments. We look forward to seeing you there!

Jarred A. Newallo Skate Park at Kennedy Memorial Park
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