Published: 10/3/2023 12:50:02 PM
Modified: 10/3/2023 12:49:02 PM
The Town of Wilton has completed construction of the new gazebo, accessible for people with disabilities, on the Wilton Riverwalk and will host a grand opening Saturday, Oct. 14, at 11 a.m.
The gazebo was made possible through a AARP Community Challenge Grant, with additional contributions by the family of longtime Wilton physician Dr. Raymond Galloway and the Wilton Alliance, a new nonprofit organization focused on investing in the town of Wilton. For information, go to wiltonalliance.org.
The 16-foot octagon gazebo sits on the bank of Stony Brook next to the original Riverwalk path, and will be a new gathering space in downtown Wilton and serve as the observation platform for the new Wilton Senior Citizen Science Program. It has a ramp for people who use wheelchairs and several interior benches. The copper-roofed cupola design reflects the historic Town Hall and is topped with a great blue heron in flight – the Wilton Riverwalk project mascot.
The construction of the gazebo was made possible by the Town of Wilton road crew and by volunteers Jennifer Beck, Michael Dell’Orto, Randy King, Mike McGonegal, Frank Pavlik and Edson Skinner.
Grand opening festivities will include remarks by Wilton Select Board Chair Matt Fish and Economic Development Team Chair Jennifer Beck. Refreshments will be served, and the rain date is Sunday, Oct. 15, at 1 p.m.