Town of Plattsburgh Plans a Dog Park

By Kristen Tripodi

Published 08/08 2014 06:11PM

Updated 08/08 2014 06:17PM

PLATTSBURGH, Ny. - Man’s best friend could soon have a new place to play in Plattsburgh.

The Plattsburgh town council is hoping to build a new dog park in the Cliff Haven Recreation Park on the south side of town.

Although there are other puppy parks in Plattsburgh, people living in Cliff Haven have said they want one closer. A dog park has been in the works for a few years, but the town council is finally working to make the dream a reality.

The park would boast two fenced in areas, so big dogs and small dogs can play separately; as well as many other features.

"We’re also going to have the doggie bags and the trash barrels and stuff like that. And as we continue to develop this we hope to make it beautiful, maybe we'll get some fire hydrants and paint it and stuff like that," said Michael Cashman, a Councilperson in the town of Plattsburgh.

The council also hopes to eventually give the dog park a name by holding a naming contest with the public's input!

If you’re interested in finding out more about the dog park, the town is holding a meeting on Wednesday August 13 at 6 P.M. at Cliff Haven Park.

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