FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 28, 2019
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North Hempstead Opens First Town Dog Park
North Hempstead, NY – Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and members of the Town Board joined with enthusiastic canine residents and their owners for the grand opening of the Town’s first dog park on June 27. The new facility is located at Michael J. Tully Park in New Hyde Park and features separate areas for large (over 30 lbs.) and small dogs, watering stations, play equipment and artificial turf and pea gravel play areas.
“We are excited to welcome our furry four-legged friends to the first-ever North Hempstead park built just for them,” said Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “This park truly was a collaborative project between the Town and the residents. Many ideas from local dog owners were incorporated into the plan which helped to create this wonderful playground for dogs. We hope it brings hours and hours of pleasure to both dogs and their owners.”
The dog park was constructed by D.F. Stone and includes two areas; one for small dogs and one for large (30 lbs. and over). The park also includes benches for humans, a shade structure, as well as a water fountains for both dogs and their owners. Many dog play features, including a tunnel and jump obstacles which were donated by the Shelter Connection (a non-profit that works with the Town’s Animal Shelter).
The new dog park is another way Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town are working to make North Hempstead a dog friendly place to live. Dogs are already welcome at many of the Town’s parks including; North Hempstead Beach Park, Hempstead Harbor Trail, Mary Jane Davies Green and Michael J. Tully Park.
From left are Council Member Lee Seeman; Town Clerk Wayne Wink; Wrigley owned by Garry Wilbur; Council Angelo Ferrara; Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth; and Peggy Heijmen and her dog Daisy
Barbara Hooey, left, and her dog Molly chat with Supervisor Judi Bosworth, right.