“We just come when we have company. We come down here. It’s nice. It’s not too hot,” said one Connecticut resident, Alitha Carlton of Norwalk.
Sherwood Island is a Westport town gem and a statewide attraction here in Connecticut, and this summer it’s in full bloom. Some come to fish; others come to swim. But with any historic treasure, it needs some updating.
“I think it should be fixed. The bathrooms in particular. The water didn’t work," said Carlton.
Well, this past week Governor Malloy got the ball rolling, breaking ground here in front of the beach house pavilion. It’s all part of a major renovation to modernize the facility. The park receiving 60 million dollars from the state in recent years and more recently three-point-five million dollars in state bonds back in May.
And here’s how the money’s being spent:
Right now, you might see tables like this one here -where the wood is broken, possibly giving some a splinter.
Well those will be replaced.
Along with a new roof for this pavilion with a renovated kitchen and concession facility.
And remember those bathrooms with the faulty sinks. Well, not only will those sinks be fixed with more sustainable utilities, but the bathrooms will be installed with heating. So, the premises can be enjoyed all throughout the year.
“I’m happy to hear it yes - and I hope they get on with it pretty soon,” continued Carlton.
Well according to officials, you won’t have to wait even a year. Come next April, the park will be updated and ready to use - just in time for the 2015 summer season!