The waves at Cove Island park are calm, and even peaceful sounding.
But it was a very different scene a few months ago, when Superstorm Sandy swept through Stamford.
"It looked like a bomb went off," said Ernie Orgera, the City's Director of Operations.
Ernie Orgera says the City's shoreline parks were hit the hardest.
"We saw what was left of the beaches, what looked like an old street. The pavement had been torn up," said Orgera.
After the storm, the sand at all the beaches was completely washed away from the shore.
"We've restored all the sand on all the beaches, and we've screened the sand as well," said Orgera.
Since January, the City's been working to repair 6 million dollars in damage the storm caused. That includes channel dredging, repairing fences, docks, seawalls -- the list continues on.
"Right now, what we're doing is repairing the buildings," said Orgera.
SoundWaters' buildings have been in reconstrution, as well as the concession stand at Cummings and pavilion at Quigly Beach.
"They're not as beautiful as they were, because so much damage was done."
Orgera says 75 percent of what the City spends will be reimbursed by FEMA. Currently, the City's coming up with a plan to protect the beaches. The parks are safe to use now, but the beaches will be officially open May 1.
Photos courtesy of City Operations