Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn this week honored the members of Girl Scout Troop 1897 who, during their summer recesses, volunteered more than 50 hours each to making improvements at Old Field Farm County Park in Setauket. The restoration, which included painting of the site’s grandstand and a number of its stables, assisting with fixing small structures and putting up signage for the recently constructed walking trail, was competed as part of the five member troop’s Silver Award project.
In addition to receiving proclamations from Legislator Hahn, the Scouts were also given certificates of recognition from Old Field Farm, Ltd. President Sally Lynch, who presented the citations on behalf of the Suffolk County Parks Department.
Old Field Farm is a historic Long Island show ground located on a distinctive waterfront setting along Long Island’s North Shore. Originally known as the North Shore Horse Show Grounds, Old Field Farm opened in 1931 and is located on 13 scenic acres that adjoin 88 acres of protected wetlands overlooking Long Island Sound on the north and the West Meadow Creek wetlands to the south. The park was acquired by Suffolk County in 1986 and is managed through a partnership with Old Field Farm Ltd.