North Hempstead proclaims, ‘All Dogs Allowed!’

Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and members of the Town Board invite all canine residents, and their owners, to the grand opening of the town’s first dog park on Thursday, June 27 at 10 a.m. The dog park is located at Michael J. Tully Park in New Hyde Park and features separate areas for large and small dogs.

“We are excited to welcome our furry four-legged friends to the first-ever North Hempstead park built just for them,” said Bosworth. “This state-of-the-art dog park truly was a collaborative project between the town and the residents. Many ideas from local dog owners and residents were incorporated into the plan, which helped to make this wonderful and innovative dog park. 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, both with artificial turf and pea gravel. The park also includes benches, a shade structure, as well as water fountains for both dogs and their owners. Many dog play features, donated by the Shelter Connection, a non-profit that works with the town’s animal shelter, are also incorporated into the park. This includes a tunnel and jump obstacles.

“Our boy Otis is super excited to experience the brand new dog park. We are grateful to the Town of North Hempstead for hearing us out and making this vision a reality. Woof, woof! We are excited for the opening in two weeks.” said Sandra “Dee” Cerrone, a resident who advocated for the dog park opening.

The dog park is another way 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.

Michael J. Tully Park is located at 1401 Evergreen Ave. in New Hyde Park.

Submitted by the Town of North Hempstead.

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