Pocket park gets permanent seating

Permanent chess tables and benches were installed at the pocket park across the street from the 5 River Road plaza on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Benches installed on two sides of the tables makes the tables handicapped accessible by wheelchairs on the other two sides, said Suzanne Knutson, landscape designer and vice president of the Wilton Garden Club. ‘We plan to install a grove of birch trees along the stone wall sometime in early October, and the park will be reseeded with grass at that time,’ she added. — Kendra Baker photo