An all new, re-engineered, wider entrance road with an enlarged parking lot was installed in 2020, financed in part by the Caumsett Foundation with a $500,000 grant. The parking lot and road were partially built by using recycled material that was reclaimed from the original concrete road at the Henry Lloyd Manor House entrance. After the concrete was removed, it was ground up, processed and spread as a 6” deep base for both the new asphalt road and parking lot.
The new parking lot has attractive rain gardens to collect run-off from the larger surface area. A rain garden is a depressed area in the landscape that collects water and allows it to soak into the ground. Planted with grasses and flowering perennials, rain gardens can be a beautiful way to reduce runoff from a property while watering the landscape.
New wider culverts along the entrance road were rebuilt using the original historic estate stone. The brick column with concrete orb finial located at Lloyd Harbor Road was repaired after it was damaged years ago.
These much needed Park improvements are appreciated by all who visit. We are grateful that the State has worked together with the Foundation to help secure funding for this project.