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First Off-Leash Dog Park To Open In Mount Vernon

An artist's rendering of the proposed dog park in Mount Vernon.
An artist's rendering of the proposed dog park in Mount Vernon. Photo Credit: Contributed

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Dog lovers in Mount Vernon will soon have a new place to take their canine companion as the city gets ready to open a brand new dog park.

Fresh on the heels of a new playground at Brush Park in Mount Vernon, Mayor Richard Thomas announced that the city intends to create a brand new dog park out of an overgrown and unused grassy area off of Devonia Avenue.

When it’s complete, the Devonia Avenue park will be Mount Vernon’s only off-leash dog park, “giving our furry residents an open space where they can be free to run and play, and giving our non-furry residents a space where they can enjoy their pets and the city’s green spaces,” Thomas said.

No timetable has been set for when the dog park will be open.

“This is one of the many abandoned parks that we are repurposing to make Mount Vernon more pet-friendly,” Thomas added. “Fido deserves a safe place to play just like our kids do.”

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