To the Editor:

I am writing to remind New Milford residents about the little piece of heaven right here in New Milford that is Harrybrooke Park.

The park was donated to the town by the late Frank Harden in 1965. You can enjoy the park free of charge, as thousands do each year.

But the park receives no funding whatsoever from the town of New Milford. Park maintenance is done by volunteers, fundraisers and donations.

Because of the downturn in the economy, Harrybrooke Park needs help. Making a donation today will ensure the park survives for all of us to use.

It really is a piece of heaven, with its beautiful grounds, waterfall, shrubs and flower gardens, as well as the wildlife, including swans, ducks, geese, rabbits and different varieties of birds.

You can walk, jog, rollerblade, ride a bike, push a baby carriage, teach a child how to ride a bike, or skateboard safely in beautiful surroundings.

Or, read a book, have a picnic, or just enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Its sheltered pavilions with grills are a perfect place for a gathering.

Harrybrooke Park is for all of us to use and enjoy -- and support.

Helen Jackson

New Milford