Requests have been heard from local residents and pet owners longing for a dog run to open at
Back in August, Legis. Norma Gonsalves, R-East Meadow, that the proposed plan for a dog run between Sailsbury Park Drive and Stewart Avenue was underway in the design phase. Gonsalves also told Patch the project was seeking funding before it could start construction.
Nearly two months later, residents are looking for answers.
Bob Dwyer, Chief Deputy Commissioner of the Nassau County Parks Department, said that plans were being organized to host a meeting to showcase the final draft.
"We have the rendering for the park," Dwyer added on Wednesday. "We sent out an email this morning so we should get moving very soon. We'll meet with Norma [Gonsalves] and a small group of dog owners - we want to show them exactly what he have to move forward."
Currently, the closest dog run to East Meadow and surrounding towns is in Wantagh Park. Residents in the community have been passionate about having a place for their pets closer to home.
"I think it will be an area pet owners can come and congregate and bring their dogs for exercise," Dwyer said.
Although a set date is not confirmed, the parks department is hoping it will be open to the public in the near future.
"It's been in the process for a couple of months now," said Dwyer. "Equipment has been ordered and we're going to get it done."