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Weigh in on Dog Park

The Town of Oyster Bay is opening their first dog park this week. WIll you bring your pet there?

Humans haveand , already, now it's time for area dogs to have some fun.

The Town of Oyster Bay is set to open its first dog park on Sunday, complete with benches, doggie drinking fountains and waste stations.

It will be a place for canines to socialise and exercise and it no doubt will be a meeting place for dog lovers all over town.

We want to know what you think of the idea.

Do you plan to bring your pet mutt to check it out?

Take our poll at the bottom of this page and let us know what you think in comments.

Your Neighbor May 31, 2012 at 10:59 AM
The dog park is a Good Idea. But Is the Town gonna Monitor and Require Licenses are worn or Collars, Vaccinations are Current. And how are they gonna deal with Liability because incidents will occur. There is no getting around that fact.
Erica May 31, 2012 at 11:48 AM
It's the honor system. I hope that an owner that brings their dog is responsible enough to make sure the dog is current on vaccinations and everything else. It's a great place to bring your pup to run around! We've already taken our dog to this dog park a few times. The grounds are great! Plenty of space to run around. The ground is mulch, with the perfect amount of shade and sun, a water fountain, both for humans and dogs. Living in Nassau, our yard is just big enough for our dog to get enough momentum when running, and then runs out of space. Town of Oyster Bay really has great ammenities and programs, and this is one more! :)
deweysmom May 31, 2012 at 12:11 PM
We have been there several times and it is fantastic!! Only quirk I see is residency- who is gonna patrol this and why?? if you live around corner its not tob so why bar these people?? This is fantastic and love it so much better than cedar creek the dogs got crazy there.
Mary Brown May 31, 2012 at 12:25 PM
There are many parks that could have had a designated area for dogs. Why did they have to cut down all those trees which acted as a barrier from the noise and pollution from Sunrise Hwy.? Really?
mj May 31, 2012 at 09:27 PM
I have been a few times already and it is fantastic. As a TOB resident, it is great that I no longer have to go to West Hills in Huntington or other Suffolk Parks to enjoy a decent and pleasant park with my dog. Cedar Creek is well...just bad! I applaud the TOB for doing this and hope they are able to monitor the park somewhat. Once again, FANTASTIC
Donna May 31, 2012 at 10:03 PM
I probably won't use the dog park. I work at an animal hospital & I see plenty of animals that get into fights in dog parks. I also don't think everyone keeps their dog up to date on vaccines. Last but not least I find that people don't control their dogs.
Rita C May 31, 2012 at 11:34 PM
I already took my dog there - love the new people/dog fountain! But - next time, I'm taking in my folding chair. There is lovely seating available, but it's in full sun - and I need to avoid sunburns.
lee Lipkin June 01, 2012 at 04:46 AM
My concern is you can,t find the poop in the wood chips. I,ve already left w/out finding it, as well as someone else there on the same day! and I am viligant! now I,ll study what can and fence line as I,m walking over, but I,m afraid others won,t pick up....I,m also wondering how the stench of urine and poop will be in the hot months. I,d like to know if the people who decided on wood chips were dog owners? cedar creek,s dust that flies as people are breathing it doesn,t appeal to me, either. what I do like is the concrete barrier, I can shower before hand and where semi nice clothes without getting covered in dirt dust as CC!
Cosmo June 01, 2012 at 12:10 PM
Been there and it is great. The layout was really thought out. Much better than dealing with the nuts at Cedar Creek.
Rita C June 01, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Yeah, I agree. I've got a 20 lb dog who makes little lumpies - took me several minutes to find it even though I knew where he did it! But - grass eventually gets run into dusty dirt, and hard surfaces are not good for dogs. So - what's a good alternative? But, I also really appreciate getting into the park without jumping over puddles at the entrances.
Chrissy June 16, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Where is this park? I live in Massapequa and take my dog to the preserve but trouble is brewing. Now that they have established this park, people are going to be upset that dogs are in the preserve. There are now "No Dogs" signs being posted. Please tell me how to get to this dog park......

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