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The BPF created and maintains the gardens along Shore Road, the four stone entrance pillars to the Village, and the newer garden alongside the bridge near Hillside Avenue. We’ve installed an in-ground sprinkler system for the Shore Road garden; planted a number of flowering trees and shrubs; as well as seeded and sodded the "devil strip" along Central Drive.
We’ve engaged a landscaper, who helped design the gardens and now maintains them and the grassy areas—from the sedimentation basin near Central Drive and Hillside Avenue to Shore Road—seeding, mowing and weeding, keeping paths clean, planting and pruning shrubs, and handling minor storm litter removal and similar upkeep.
The Foundation’s maintenance and beautification projects are ongoing, allowing the park to host a number of community activities. Because of its close proximity to the Port Washington Public Library, the pond and its wooded habitats are used by library walking groups and birders. Numerous school nature expeditions, as well as other outdoor education and bird-watching programs, are frequent visitors. For a number of years, Baxter's Pond has been the site for Port Washington's HarborFest model boat regatta, when the Mill Pond, the regatta's original venue, has been overgrown with algae. Third-graders throughout the school district create and race their boats across our tiny pond.