FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 9, 2015
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Bosworth Announces Pooches now Permitted in North Hempstead Parks
North Hempstead, NY – Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board are proud to announce the beginning of a pilot program to allow dogs in certain North Hempstead Parks. During the six month trial period, dogs will be allowed in North Hempstead Beach Park, Mary Jane Davies Green and Michael J. Tully Park so long as the dogs are on a short leash, accompanied by a handler, and the dog waste is disposed of properly. Dogs (and their owners) are also welcome to use the newly completed Hempstead Harbor Trail, which begins at North Hempstead Beach Park and travels south along Hempstead Harbor, towards Roslyn.
Of the new policy, Supervisor Bosworth noted that “This is a move forward towards making our parks more dog-friendly.”
Following the completion of the trial period, the program will be evaluated and a decision whether North Hempstead’s parks should remain open to dogs will be made. Residents who plan on taking advantage of the new initiative must heed the new signs posted by Parks Commissioner Jill Weber regarding the regulations in each particular park.
For more information about the Town of North Hempstead Parks Department or other North Hempstead news, call 311 or visit www.northhempsteadny.gov.
Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Parks Commissioner Jill Weber announced recently that certain North Hempstead parks will now be open to dogs as part of six month pilot program to assess the feasibility of making parks permanently dog-friendly.