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.07/08/2020 – Heckscher Park Leashed Dog Pilot Program Up for Vote!

Heckscher Park Leashed Dog Pilot Program Extension Up for Vote July 21st!

After more than six months of successful operation, the pilot program allowing leashed dogs in Huntington’s Heckscher Park is up for renewal at the Tues., July 21st virtual Huntington Town Board meeting. This time, the Town Board will vote on extending the pilot program another five months through the end of the year! Please support on-leash dog walking in Heckscher Park by emailing or calling the members of the Huntington Town Board today. For contact information and details, go to Heckscher Park Leashed Dog Pilot Program Up for a Vote! 

 


.04/02/2020 – Heckscher Park Leashed Dog Pilot Program Extended

 

View over Pond Towards Trees in Heckscher Park

Heckscher Park Leashed Dog Pilot Program Extended through June 30th!

The Huntington Town Board voted unanimously March 31st to extend the pilot program allowing leashed dogs in Huntington’s Heckscher Park. The vote came on a resolution sponsored by Councilwoman Joan Cergol and seconded by Councilman Gene Cook. The program has been running since Jan. 1st and must be renewed every three months. In a letter urging the Town Board to support the extension, LI-DOG and Huntington dog owner and park ambassador Karen Thomas noted the pilot program has been running successfully and is working as envisioned by the Town Board when it approved leashed dogs on a test basis last fall. For details, go to Heckscher Park Leashed Dog Pilot Program Extended!

 


.03/19/2020 – Heckscher Park Pilot Program Up for Renewal

 

Heckscher Park Leashed Dog Pilot Program Up for Renewal March 31st

Please Support the Resolution to Renew the Pilot Program!

The pilot program allowing leashed dogs in Huntington’s Heckscher Park is up for renewal on March 31st! A resolution to extend the program from April 1st through June 30th will be introduced by Councilwoman Joan Cergol at the Huntington Town Board Meeting on Tues., March 31st. Please email or call the Huntington Town Board NOW and urge them to support the extension of the pilot program! Get contact information and details at Heckscher Park Leashed Dog Pilot Program Up for Renewal!


.12/30/2019 – Huntington Opens Heckscher Park to Leashed Dogs

 

Huntington Opens Heckscher Park to Leashed Dogs!

A pilot program to allow leashed dogs in Huntington’s Heckscher Park started Jan. 1, 2020! Councilwoman Joan Cergol, sponsor of the resolution that created the pilot program, and LI-DOG simultaneously launched a public education effort to make sure dog owners are aware of the common sense rules designed to make the pilot program a success. For details on the pilot program, the rules for the park, and what dog owners can do to help  make the pilot a success, go to Huntington Opens Heckscher Park to Leashed Dogs.


.10/13/2019 – Resolution Intro’d to Allow Leashed Dogs in Heckscher Park!

 

Resolution To Allow Leashed Dogs in Heckscher Park!

Proposal is Result of OnLine Petition with 2,000+ Signatures

People would be allowed to walk their leashed dogs in Huntington’s Heckscher Park under a pilot program proposed by Huntington Councilwoman Joan Cergol. The proposal for a pilot program is up for a vote at Huntington Town Hall Wednesday evening, Oct. 16th! The proposal is the result of an online petition that has generated more than 2,000 signatures that asks the Huntington Town Board to make Heckscher Park a dog-friendly park by allowing leashed dogs. To get details on the proposal and what you can do to help make it happen, go to Resolution Introduced to Allow On-Leash Dog Walking in Heckscher Park!


.07/24/2019 – Gardiner Dog Park Opening

Gardiner Dog Park Agility Training Area

Gardiner Dog Park Opening Set for Wed., 2:30 pm, July 24th!

Please join LI-DOG in celebrating the Grand Opening of the Gardiner Park Dog Park in Bay Shore on Wed., July 24th. This big, new dog park, which features large dog, small dog and agility training areas, is the result of the efforts of New York State Senator Phil Boyle and his colleague Sen. Monica Martinez. For all the details, go to Gardiner Dog Park Opening! 

 


.07/24/2018 – Dog Exclusion Zone at Mud Creek Unworkable

 

Line of Fencing at Mud CreekDog Exclusion Zone Created at Mud Creek Off-Leash Beach! 

 


LI-DOG Calls for Restoration of Off-Leash Beach, Saying Zone is Unsafe, Unworkable and Unfair

On May 1, 2018, a long line of fencing was installed at Mud Creek Park to create a dog exclusion zone on Suffolk County’s ONLY official off-leash beach. The fencing cost $13,000 and cuts off half the shorefront to dog owners and their dogs. LI-DOG has called on the Suffolk County Legislator responsible for creating the dog exclusion zone to restore the off-leash beach. The zone is unsafe, unworkable and unfair, LI-DOG argues. To get details on the situation and what you can do to help restore the beach, go to Dog Exclusion Zone at Mud Creek. 


.05/07/2018 – Dog Exclusion Zone at Mud Creek Off-Leash Beach

 

East West Fence Line

Dog-Exclusion Zone Created at Mud Creek County Park–Long Island ‘s ONLY Official Off-Leash Beach

A long line of fencing that creates a dog-exclusion zone has gone up at Mud Creek County Park–Long Island’s only official off-leash beach in E. Patchogue. The fencing, which appeared May 1st, cuts the beachfront available to dog owners in half. To get the petition and details on what dog owners are doing to save the off-leash beach, go to Dog Exclusion Zone Created at Mud Creek County Park.  


.01/05/2018 – Six Steps for Avoiding Conflicts at the Dog Park

 
 

Six Steps for Avoiding Conflicts at the Dog Park.

Mediator Debra Hamilton reveals six steps for avoiding conflicts and resolving issues over animals at the dog park, in your neighborhood and even within your family. To get the details about Hamilton’s presentation to LI-DOG’s Nov. 2017 meeting, read Sam Desmond’s article Six Steps for Avoiding Conflicts at the Dog Park. In the end, if you follow Hamilton’s tips, you’ll likely end up with better relationships and fewer unresolved conflicts over your fur baby!