07/07/2023 – Dog Water Fountain Opening at Heckscher Park



Heckscher Park, Huntington

LI-DOG Dog Water Fountain Opening at Heckscher Park!


Fri., July 7th, 12:30 p.m.

25A & Prime Ave., 11 Prime Ave.

Huntington, NY 11743

(Google Maps)

How to Find Us: Look for the dogs and people by the back of the Chapin Rainbow Stage.

Please join LI-DOG on Friday, July 7th at 12:30 p.m. as we celebrate the Grand Opening of a new dog water fountain donated by LI-DOG to Huntington’s Heckscher Park! LI-DOG is dedicating the dog water fountain to the people and dogs who love Heckscher Park.

The donation is part of an effort by LI-DOG to enhance the enjoyment of dog-friendly parks on Long Island by dog owners and their dogs. The donation is also being made in thanks to the Town of Huntington for making its premiere community park dog-friendly two years ago.

LI-DOG has worked on the water fountain project with Councilwoman Joan Cergol who sponsored the resolution to allow on-leash dog walking in the park and oversaw the successful pilot program that led to the Town Board’s unanimous decision in Nov. 2020 to make Heckscher Park permanently dog-friendly.

The opening ceremony will be a great opportunity to thank Councilwoman Cergol personally for her leadership on this terrific accomplishment!

The stainless steel dog water fountain, which arrived in Huntington in early June and is made by Washington-based Dog-On-It Parks, features a slow-draining dog water bowl as well as a water faucet so people can fill their dogs’ own bowls with water.

On the water fountain is a silver plaque that reads:

Donated by LI-DOG (lidog.org)

For the Dogs and People Who Love Heckscher Park

The Town’s Dept. of General Services will install the water fountain and maintain it. The water fountain is expected to be installed along the path near the back northwest corner of the Chapin Rainbow Stage.

We are inviting all dog owners who love Heckscher Park to join us on Friday, July 7th to celebrate the grand opening of this new amenity for the park and to thank Joan Cergol, other members of the Town Board and the Huntington community for their support in making Heckscher Park dog-friendly!

To RSVP, go to:

LI-DOG on Meetup

LI-DOG on Facebook

or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

We hope you and your dogs can join us to celebrate the opening of the dog water fountain in Heckscher Park! We’ll have extra water bowls on hand!