NYC Elected Officials: We Want A Stuy Heights Dog Run
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The Stuyvesant Heights community is coming together to ask for Saratoga Park to have a devoted and quality area for dogs to socialize and exercise off-leash.
To date there is a growing community of dog owners who visit Saratoga Park daily. Over the past few years this community has increased its interest in local matters and would like to ensure that they can attend the park in groups safely and within their rights as community residents. Often, and particularly during the winter season, people and their companion animals are the sole visitors to Saratoga Park with the exception to a few morning joggers or commuters accessing the train station.
Current off-leash hours in Saratoga Park are inconvenient for many dog owners and other local options are not up to the standards exhibited by recently established dog parks in neighboring communities in Brooklyn. There is no area of the park for dogs to run off leash. With heightened police presence and enforcement of conflicting Parks Dept rules and inconsistent signage, community members have seen an increase in tickets, a financial burden for many.
A supportive community culture is being cultivated. These hours and lack of devoted areas for dogs are stunting further development and continued improvements to our community’s safety and well-being.
We want to bring the community's need for a new dog run to the attention of City Council Member Darlene Mealy, New York City Council Member Robert Cornegy, Assembly Member Tremaine Wright, Senator Velmanette Montgomery and NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver.
Please sign this petition to help us convey how important this issue is to Stuyvesant Heights dog guardians!
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