A Peek at the Susan Baker Pavilion at Greenwich Point

The Sue H. Baker Pavilion at the old barn. Photo: Leslie Yager

The Sue H. Baker Pavilion at the old barn. Photo: Leslie Yager

Step inside the Susie Baker Pavilion and it’s easy to forget the brutal punch Hurricane Sandy gave the former concession stand, bathhouse and lifeguard station.

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The former Bruce Museum Seaside Center, lifesguard stand and concession were pummeled during Hurricane Sandy at the end of October in 2012. Credit: Leslie Yager

The pavilion is breathtaking, because not only does it include a massive deck with dozens of teak tables and chairs overlooking the beach and Long Island Sound, but it is fittingly named after retired GHS teacher Susie Baker who brought her classroom to the park as often as possible. The pavilion was dedicated on Sunday afternoon in an official ceremony. The project was an effort of the Greenwich Point Conservancy and Green Fingers Garden Club.

The pavilion is ADA compliant and connected with pathways and landscaping to the Innis Arden Cottage and Bruce Museum Seaside Center.

The original columns fashioned from boulders are in tact and charming reminder of what we loved about the previous structure.

 

The Sue H. Baker Pavilion at the old barn. Photo: Leslie Yager

The Sue H. Baker Pavilion at the old barn. Photo: Leslie Yager

The Sue H. Baker Pavilion at the old barn. Photo: Leslie Yager

The Sue H. Baker Pavilion at the old barn. Photo: Leslie Yager

The Sue H. Baker Pavilion at the old barn. Photo: Leslie Yager

The Sue H. Baker Pavilion at the old barn. Photo: Leslie Yager

The Sue H. Baker Pavilion at the old barn. Photo: Leslie Yager

Plentiful seating at the Sue H. Baker Pavilion at the old barn. Photo: Leslie Yager

The Sue H. Baker Pavilion at the old barn. Photo: Leslie Yager

The Sue H. Baker Pavilion at the old barn. Photo: Leslie Yager

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The Sue H. Baker Pavilion at the old barn. Photo: Leslie Yager

The Sue H. Baker Pavilion at the old barn. Photo: Leslie Yager

The Sue H. Baker Pavilion at the old barn. Photo: Leslie Yager

The Sue H. Baker Pavilion at the old barn. Photo: Leslie Yager

The Sue H. Baker Pavilion at the old barn. Photo: Leslie Yager

The Sue H. Baker Pavilion at the old barn. Photo: Leslie Yager

The Sue H. Baker Pavilion at the old barn. Photo: Leslie Yager

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