By Eileen Gallagher
During a work session Tuesday, town board members and town administrator Jill Shapiro discussed the possibility of a dog park at Gedney. Two possible locations are the area behind the pond and the area further back in the park, adjacent to the restroom area.
Councilwoman Elise Mottel questioned if the purpose of the plan was to no longer allow unleashed dogs in the park. Shapiro explained that unleashed dogs are still allowed at certain times in specified areas, and at all times on the trails, but that this would be one way to eliminate having dogs on the ball fields which are currently prohibited.
Supervisor Greenstein added that a benefit of a dog park would be to give people and their dogs the opportunity to socialize, while board member Lisa Katz agreed that the park would provide space for dogs to run off-leash. Councilman Adam Brodsky added that it would be a “haven from coyotes.” Additionally, Greenstein mentioned the possibility of a memorial for those wishing to commemorate their deceased pets with something like an inscribed brick or stone.