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Eisenhower Park Dog Runs Continue to Make Progress

The funding is secured, and Gonsalves recently reviewed plans for the new dog parks' design.

Pet lovers rejoice, because the that is to is making progress, according to Legis. Norma Gonsalves, R-East Meadow.

Gonsalves recently had a meeting in which she reviewed the plans for the , and she said, “Progress is definitely being made.”

The gate to the dog run will be located at the corner of Salisbury Park Drive and Stewart Avenue, with the main part of the new facility running along Salisbury Park Drive.

One of the dog runs will be for bigger dogs, while the other will be for pooches of the more petite variety.

“Pet Safe is stepping up to the plate with the benches, fountains, overhangs and more,” Gonsalves said. “Right now, the DPW (Department of Public Works) is looking to do the fencing, and I believe that they’ve secured the funding to do it, and also to make concrete paths and hook up the water.”

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Gonsalves added that, while a date for completion has not been said, the things that have to be in place are in place.

“It is moving along,” she said. “To say exactly when it’s going to happen is very difficult.”

Are you excited for the impending arrival of the new dog runs in Eisenhower Park? Tell us in the comments.

TRB August 22, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Allow me to apologize and fully retract my previous statement! I was wrong!! I went by the site of thre future dog park, and CONSIDERABLE progress has been made!! The walkways have been poured, a gazebo is up, and the posts for the fencing are set!! I spoke to someone on the site and they estimated an opening in september!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR FINALLY GETTING THIS DONE!!!
Stephen Friedman October 03, 2012 at 02:24 PM
The parking lot at this site is VERY small. This is a residential area. Legis. Gonsalves did any one take in consideration the traffic or parking needs OR TALK TO THE RESIDENTS IN THE AREA??? Of course the answer is going to be no.
Frank T October 03, 2012 at 02:50 PM
I heard it is opening October 16. Where is the entrance?
marianne krause October 03, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Dog runs are a very bad idea and I hate the thought my tax dolars are paying for this. Everyone wants to believe their dogs are the best that they won't fight and that they will get along with everyone. i cannot wait to see how many law suits will be filed when the dogs fight and one gets maimed or killed by another .
Janice October 07, 2012 at 02:30 PM
I'm paying over 10,000 a yr for taxes and can't take my dog to a beautiful park! I think the dog run is a wonderful idea. There are dog runs at Cedar Creek and Wantagh Park, where dogs get along wonderfully. Its the owners that must take responsibility for a misbehaved dog.

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