July 7th


.07/07/2023 – LI-DOG Dog Water Fountain Opening in Heckscher Park

Photo Credit: Jackson Shrout

LI-DOG’s Dog Water Fountain Donation to Huntington’s Heckscher Park Celebrated on July 7th!

It was a hot and sunny day when Huntington Town Councilwoman Joan Cergol joined LI-DOG, other dog owners and their pups to celebrate the grand opening of a new dog water fountain donated by LI-DOG to Huntington’s 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. LI-DOG also made the donation in grateful acknowledgement of the Town of Huntington’s decision two years ago to allow on-leash dog walking in the town’s signature community park. To get details on the grand opening and LI-DOG’s donation, go to LI-DOG’s Dog Water Fountain Donation to Huntington’s Heckscher Park!


07/07/2023 – LI-DOG Dog Water Fountain Opening in Heckscher Park

 

LI-DOG’s Dog Water Fountain Donation to Huntington’s Heckscher Park Celebrated at Grand Opening on July 7th!

 

Photo Credit: Danielle Fliller

On a hot and beautiful July day, Huntington Town Councilwoman Joan Cergol and other Town officials joined LI-DOG, other dog owners and their pups to celebrate the grand opening of a new dog water fountain donated by LI-DOG to Huntington’s Heckscher Park!

LI-DOG has dedicated the dog water fountain to “the dogs and people 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. Two years ago, LI-DOG donated a park bench to the new dog run at dog-friendly Belmont Lake State Park in Babylon.

LI-DOG also made the donation in grateful acknowledgement of the Town of Huntington’s decision two years ago to allow on-leash dog walking in the town’s signature community park. That effort was led by Councilwoman 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. LI-DOG worked with Councilwoman Cergol to make sure dog owners were aware of the commonsense rules for walking dogs in the park such as keeping dogs on-leash and picking up after them.

The opening ceremony on July 7th was a great opportunity to thank Councilwoman Cergol personally for her leadership on this terrific accomplishment!

The stainless steel dog water fountain, which was made by Washington State-based Dog-On-It Parks, is located at the northwest corner of the Harry Chapin Rainbow Stage along the path. It 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 installed the dog water fountain and will maintain it. (It will be shut off during the winter.)

The day for the grand opening was sunny and hot. By the time the speeches were over and the water fountain was running, the dogs in attendance were eagerly drinking from the fountain—a good sign that it will be put to good use by people and their pups!

To see photos from the water fountain opening, go to the LI-DOG Dog Water Fountain Opening album on our Facebook Group.

 

 

 


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!