According to Steve from Bay Ridge Barks, planned improvements to the Owl’s Head Park dog run announced last year by Councilman Gentile and written about more recently by Home Reporter’s Denise Romano – while making things more pleasant for dog owners and walkers in the long run – will unfortunately close the canine-friendly space during the “peak dog time” of spring and summer 2013.
The $850,000 renovation project earmarks $200,000 for new creature comforts that include gravel, benches, fences, and water fountains.
It will also reportedly close the dog run from Spring 2013 to “sometime in the fall.”
The remaining $650,000 will go towards making Dyker Beach Park’s dog run an official Parks Department run, as well as add similar amenities to that location.
“Dyker Beach isn’t even an official dog run, but this will make it one,” Gentile told Home Reporter. “Gravel is standard for runs – it provides more drainage to keep the area clean. There will also be brand new fencing, benches, drainage and fountains.”
According to Bay Ridge Barks, the Parks Department submitted its plan for the work to Community Board 10 in May. It was unanimously approved.