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Dog Run Coming to Eisenhower Park

Parks Department aiming for a fall opening.

Residents have been calling for a dog run for many months in East Meadow, and it looks like their dream is about to come true.

Legis. Norma Gonsalves, R-East Meadow, says that the proposed dog run, which will be located between Salisbury Park Drive and Stewart Avenue right off of Old Country Road in , has been given the go-ahead, and the project is now in the design phase.

"Right now, they are working to acquire funding to do the fencing," Gonsalves said. "But they are definitely moving forward. People have been waiting a long time for this."

After funding is acquired and the fencing is built, the next step will be to plant some new trees at the location. Gonsalves said that she hopes that the dog run will be available to the public by the fall.

"We're very excited about it," Gonsalves said. "Not only will our resident be able to enjoy this, but their pets will as well."

Patch will provide more information as this story develops.

Elizabeth Shannon August 17, 2011 at 06:11 PM
My dog Skimmer and I are looking forward to this!
Catherine Mary August 17, 2011 at 06:22 PM
Great news, but we have been asking for this for years, not months. Thanks Norma!
Carol Nissenbaum August 18, 2011 at 12:24 AM
Noodle gives this two paws way up! Can't wait to take her to the beautiful park that's practically in our backyard. It's about time.
dooleyman August 18, 2011 at 11:27 AM
Was this Mangano's idea ? He will take credit. Perhaps we should have a special election to decide what hours the dog run will be open. Perhaps Mangano can use the giant pooper scooper that he is looking for Charles Wang to pay for.
dooleyman August 18, 2011 at 11:28 AM
I can't wait to have my dog see Mangano's name all over the dog run.
Catherine Mary August 18, 2011 at 01:28 PM
I don't think Mangano was involved. He doesn't seem to have much to do with the actual people who elected him. http://www.lidog.org/eisenhower-help-open021010.htm I believe Norma Gonsalves was involved. She is very actively responsive to the people. No need for Spinola to jump in here to discredit her. It is what it is. People who own dogs pay taxes too.
dooleyman August 18, 2011 at 01:45 PM
norma has character Mangano and his fools are characters
Cecelia Sommers August 18, 2011 at 06:29 PM
maybe the town of hempstead could afford a dog run with our 7 million dollar budget us taxpayers are footing instead of KILLIG all the dogs in the hempstead animal shelter' if you want to help please go to Hope for Hempstead Animal Shelter and sign the petition for reform thanks
paul August 18, 2011 at 09:15 PM
Oh! How nice. A dog run / dog walk. I hope there is a sign that says "NO AGGRESSIVE DOGS" like Rottweilers etc.
Catherine Mary August 18, 2011 at 09:55 PM
Aggressive dogs are like aggressive people - individuals. Stereotyping by race or breed is inaccurate. I've worked with dogs for 23 years and in my experience, small dogs are much more likely to bite. But good dogs come in all shapes, sizes and colors as do bad ones. The problem with dog parks is usually the owner's inability to see that their dog is not suited to group play.
P.M. August 20, 2011 at 01:07 PM
YIPPPE.!Finally we gotsomething right! It has been a long time coming...now East Meadow is complete..As for all K-9 owners hope u can get along & respect the fact that k9s can be controlled PLEASE know HOW! For the rest of us understand that there will be mishaps; sweet little angel may surprise you and get aggressive...and I am not pertaining only to small k9..all sizes just like all Humans can have an off day... So if you are use to your k9 being ok with socialization; think again;WE ARE not being negative.I am just stating a fact.. I am a positive thinker ((95%))and know that this RuN will bring joy and relief to us all... MY HUMAN IS VERY is very careful with all of us(4).But we too are well tranined ,but can have an off day..(understand) She even let us have our say..(smile) A FACT To Those who may still not realize "ANYTHING WITH TEETH CAN BITE"......please do not stereotype because of our breed or the race of our human..with that said::: You Owners that KNOW your k9 already does not like socialization well polietly I say don't ruin it for others. We here in East Meadow wish everyone everywhere. PEACE,LOVE,TRANQUILTY,&UNDERSTANDING with each other! SEE YOU IN THE FALL!!!!!! PS SINCERE THANKS TO ALL WHO HAD A HAND IN FINALLY MAKINGTHIS HAPPEN! PAWS UP ESPECIALLY TO NORMA .! BARk & Bow Wow 2 u!
CHERYL August 21, 2011 at 01:30 PM
MY TWO DOGS ARE NOT ROTTWEILERS AND THEY ARE VERY AGGRESSIVE.THEY HAPPEN TO BE VERY SMALL,WE WILL SEE YOU AT THE PARK PAUL.
CHERYL August 21, 2011 at 01:37 PM
DODOMAN(DOOLEYMAN) LETS LEAVE MANGANO OUT OF THIS. WHO THE HELL IS NORMA????????????? LETS JUST SAY THEY ALL HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH THIS. EVERYONE IN THIS WORLD ARE FOOLS AND CHARACTERS. DOMAN HAVE A GOOD DAY. HA, HA HA HA =:)=:) LOL LOL LOL
CHERYL August 21, 2011 at 01:40 PM
WHY DON'T YOU PAY FOR THE GIANT POOPER SCOOPER FOR WANG DOOMAN (DOOLEYMAN).
dooleyman August 21, 2011 at 02:42 PM
dooleyman says norma is our legislator mangano just wants to see his name in print in signs everywhere i am sure my dog will love the dog run see you there
greta milam January 28, 2012 at 06:17 PM
We're past Fall 2010 - what news on Eisenhower Park Dog Run? My two pups are waiting patiently!! Thank you
Michael Ganci (Editor) January 28, 2012 at 11:02 PM
Greta, Thanks for the reminder! I will look into this ASAP. Mike
Vellissa Gamble March 12, 2012 at 06:41 PM
So is the dog run open yet?
Michael Ganci (Editor) March 12, 2012 at 06:56 PM
@Vellissa- We are working on a follow-up and I will let you know as soon as I have more information.
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