Glen Cove Hospital Donates Playground to City

Susan Kwiatek, DNP, Glen Cove Hospital executive director, and Glen Cove Mayor Reggie Spinello at the Pryibil Beach playground ribbon cutting with children from the Glen Cove Youth Bureau

Glen Cove Mayor Reggie Spinello and Susan Kwiatek, executive director of Glen Cove Hospital, cut the ribbon on a $45,000 playground donated by Glen Cove Hospital and Northwell Health.

The ribbon cutting ceremony at Pryibil Beach (the end of East Beach Road) on October 13 was attended by Ms. Kwiatek, DNP and Mayor Spinello, along with other community members, elected officials and children from the Glen Cove Youth Bureau. The 1,054 square foot playground features a rock climbing area and slide.

 “We donated this playground to give our children a safe and fun opportunity to be kids and play in their area,” said Ms. Kwiatek, who is also a Glen Cove resident. “Glen Cove Hospital has always strived to be a great community partner and this is one more example of that.”

 About a dozen children jumped into action and began using the playground immediately after the official ceremony.

“The City of Glen Cove and our Parks and Recreation Department are most grateful for the generosity of Glen Cove Hospital and Northwell Health,” said Mayor Spinello. “The donation of a new playground to Pryibil Beach offers our children a wonderful new way to play, stay active and enjoy the great outdoors.”

For more information about Glen Cove Hospital, call 516-674-7300.