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Letter: Farmingdale Needs a Dog Park

The Town of Oyster Bay is requesting proposals for the 22-acre expansion of Ellsworth Allen Park from community organizations and residents in Farmingdale. The town attorney, Len Genova, stated that 16 of the 22 acres are available for development (community center, athletic fields, etc.)  The remaining six acres cannot be developed because the extensive EPA cleanup required the installation of underground groundwater recharge basins.

Those six acres that cannot be developed are perfect for a proposed dog park. The town can fence that section off, put no structures on that portion and give the community an excellent dog park. Utilizing these six acres ensures no other proposed ideas for the expansion of Allen Park are affected by the dog park as well as allowing every piece of available open space for the benefit of the community.

All that is needed is a fence, a garbage can, plastic bags and responsible dog owners. If you support a dog park at Allen Park please write or call the Town of Oyster Bay and let them know.  

Brendan Mahoney, Farmingdale