One of the most quaint and idyllic boroughs in the New York area is undeniably University Gardens, and within that area the talented wanderer is liable to come across the enchanting trail connecting Cutter Mill Park and Creek Park. Just off of Great Neck Road where Bay View Avenue and Watermill Lane connect, Cutter Mill Park is equipped with park standards such as basket ball courts, a playground, picnic tables and restrooms, but it also features an aqua park, which means the sprinklers are controlled by three buttons located nearby on a convenient yellow pole.Cutter Mill Park is already known for having an expansive amount of natural space, even causing some visitors to warn their friends that children need extra attention. Beyond this though is a pathway connecting it to Creek Park which makes it ideal for such activities as jogging, dog walking, or just pausing to soak in the pastoral pleasantry that seems so unreachable in most parts of New York.A unique respite from urban existence, Cutter Mill Park is known for more than just dog walkers joggers and children's birthday parties. It is also a recurring host to such religious ceremonies as the Jewish High Holiday Tashlich. This specific event was hosted by the Oakland Little Neck Jewish Center, an egalitarian conservative synagogue that hosts various intriguing events such as scavenger hunts, drum circles, and arts and crafts events. Cutter Mill Park and Creek Park are both fittingly rooted in the community and its history and are collectively referred to as the Daniel Jay Berg Memorial Park.
The creek itself is a fascinating oddity, appearing out of nowhere near the South East end of Wensley Drive, and disappearing just as mysteriously eleven blocks away at Cutter Mill Park. Almost as if the very earth decided that the townsfolk needed a bit of respite and offered up some aquatic relief with a gently forested landscape to soothe and comfort the active accomplished individuals who hurry and scurry through University Gardens.