The design for this new park at the corner of Main and Cedar Streets in downtown Nyack was undertaken on a pro bono basis with the Rotary International in celebration of that group’s 100th anniversary. The park provides a formal, open gathering space at the heart of the village, and is entered through an arch on the Main Street side. With time its trees, whose quantity marks the number of conflicts in which American troops were involved at the time of the Park’s dedication, will grow together to form a bosque surrounding the central memorial pavilion and creating an outdoor room. The buff and red brick selected for walls and paving provide a direct recall to the former Tappan Zee Playhouse one block southeast of the park.
The park was constructed entirely with the use of volunteer labor and donated materials.