Lynbrook vets park voted in nationwide top three

October 5, 2013 by  

The Greis Veterans Memorial Park in Lynbrook has been voted in at number three in a list ranking the most favored parks in the country.

It is a great achievement for the park, and the people who support and look after it. A countrywide competition supported by a drinks company, entry was fierce with many hundreds of memorial parks across the country putting themselves forward for consideration.

Regular visitors to Greis will not be surprised though; a fantastic area for thought and contemplation, it is also the venue of a number of popular events, with poster and banner printing often needed to help create a great atmosphere.

This was seen very recently, with Lynbrook’s annual Expo at the park celebrating 23 years of success. A free event for businesses to network and meet the wider community, it was yet another esteemed event at the end of last month.

Combining fun and games with other more serious initiatives, it helps bring everybody in the Lynbrook community together as fall approaches.

Along with pony rides, crafts, food and drink, and a fire display, this year’s event also focused on the safe disposal of unwanted drugs; both prescribed and non-prescribed. Early indications suggested that ‘Operation Medicine Cabinet’ was a success.

Social initiatives hosted by the park are a factor for consideration in the award, giving further foundation as to why Greis rated so highly.

Taking the top spot was The Veterans Memorial Park in Moore, Oklahama. Destroyed by a tornado in May, the $100,000 prize will be used to help the community rebuild the park.