Middle Island dog park
bigdog

Spring Valley, NY

#21 Aug 30, 2008
It's route 25 Middle Island.
Take 112 N to route 25 (Middle Country Road) go east through Coram and part of Middle Island. You will pass Spring Lake golf club on right, then the post office and library.
Next a traffic light. A bit further on you will see a lake on the right a traffic light ahead and the boarded up KMart on the left. Turn Left.
Drive around right side of building. There it will be.
bigdoglover

Brooklyn, NY

#22 Sep 3, 2008
Gina works for Suffolk County Unleashed. She is there representing that organization, and is there to supervise the park. The park was her idea in the beginning. She is NOT just some small dog lover who is annoying people. You people need to get your facts straight before you start ripping on people. Her being there is HER JOB. See this exerpt from an article from Suffolk Life:
Kepert Hounds Town To Get Moving On Dog Park
03/12/2008
By Karen Forman

Suffolk County Unleashed - an organization "dedicated to the promotion of off-leash dog parks as a valid recreational activity where well-behaved canine citizens can exercise in a clean and safe environment," according to President Gina Lewis - was a part of that advisory committee. Lewis said that Brookhaven needs a dog park since "the town has the most dog licenses in the state because four in 10 of its households own one or more dogs, and because there are no public areas within the town where a dog may run legally off-leash."
The town is doing something very unique with its dog park: the Middle Island site will be a membership-only park. According to Kepert, anyone wishing to bring his or her dog to the site will have to go to the town clerk and purchase a "pooch pass," which will cost $25 for town residents and $45 for non-residents.
"We're doing this because we want to make sure all the dogs at the park are vaccinated and licensed," Kepert stated. "We're erring on the side of caution since this is our first park."
All dogs must be spayed or neutered; no puppies or unattended dogs will be allowed; and there is a two-dog per person maximum at any one time. There will be a parks attendant on duty from sunrise to sunset to check pooch passes. Lewis said that this will be the only dog park in New York State to have an attendant on duty.
The site of the new park is located adjacent to the defunct Kmart shopping center on Middle Country Road and the entrance to the dog park will run through the Kmart parking lot. For more information, visit www.suffolkcountyunleashed.com .
bigdog

Spring Valley, NY

#23 Sep 12, 2008
Well, East Northport is at least an hour away from Middle Island at most times of day. I am sure you'r not driving here when Huntington has nice dog parks and so does Northport. That woman who has a website called suffolkcountyunleashed is NOT a Suffolk County employee or a Brookhaven dog park employee. It is NOT her job to be "supervising" as there is a nice committee doing it. Gina runs a website, has a little dog and did push for a park. So many on the big dog sidewould have loved to be friendly even though she was a small dogger but she made it impossible. Please stop commenting with no facts and without seeing for yourself. Things have calmed down as she doesnt show up much now and all the rest of us get along great, have get togethers with and without the dogs and have a really nice time. So please don't do this. All Gina has to do is stay out of the big dog doings as we all are quite in tune and she has been doing that. If she continues I am sure that eventually we will accept her presence with more grace. But she is NOT an employee of the park!!!!
melissa cullen ridge ny

Bronx, NY

#24 Sep 12, 2008
that is so nice of you to 'accept her with more grace' you guys are a hoot, there never would have been a park without her petitoning for it!
altho you are right when you say she does not supervise (altho this is what the town told her to do THERE MISTAKE from the beginning, all of you would not be enjoying this park if it wasnt for her and severall dedicated members from her group. and please dont say it isnt so as it is in newsday and newpspaers all over the US that she went to the town of brookhaven in the beginning to get this park! and if you would like i will copy and paste all thne articles here for your viewing plesure
Puggle

New Rochelle, NY

#25 Sep 18, 2008
THE address is not clear, It is in the parking lot of th old K Mart in Middle Island. It is over to the right of the building, back in the woods. There is no sign from the street.
Puggle

New Rochelle, NY

#26 Sep 18, 2008
As far as the park, it is kind of run down, now, and I refuse to go When Gina is there.
melissa cullen ridge ny

Bronx, NY

#27 Sep 19, 2008
and i refuse to go when YOU are there puggle
let me know who you are so i can stay away too
I luv goldens

AOL

#28 Sep 25, 2008
Gee, It is a shame that such a wonderful place is causing such controvery. There is water at the park now, agility toys for the dogs and a lot of wonderful people getting involved in the park.
I guess you haven't been there lately or you would know all this.

Too many rules?? Hmmm, I think it is wonderful that everyone is policing their own.
So many people are writing to the town about how they love the park, including people from Blydenburg. There will be lights soon at the park also. Maybe some should give the place a second chance after all, it is about your dog, not about you!!
I luv goldens

AOL

#29 Sep 25, 2008
Puggle, There is going to be a sign very soon.
It is in the making right now. There is an event at the park on Oct 11th also. Maybe everyone should come & give it another chance!!

There is also a Halloween party on Nov 4th
I luv goldens

AOL

#30 Sep 25, 2008
I forgot to add this, there is a web site now for the park also.
www.midislanddogpark.org
You can see the improvements that have been made, including the water!!
melissa cullen ridge ny

Bronx, NY

#31 Sep 26, 2008
i forgot to add this the originel site for the dogjpark is www.suffolkcountyunleashed.com
suffolk countyunleashed is the group that got the park and i am proud to be a member, thanx for geting us the park gina
bigdog

Spring Valley, NY

#32 Nov 18, 2008
The internet site IS www.midislanddogpark.org and it is maintained by the advisors to the Town Board. No other site is "official" and suffolkcountyunleashed is NOT the official site, although they may have information on their site also.
The park is going strong and there are great dogs and people who welcome everyone. All the agitators have stopped coming and it is just fun and safe for the pups and there are NO fights!
A Gabrielsen

Brookfield, WI

#33 Jul 30, 2009
JOEY wrote:
Middle island dog park is a complete joke. First of all it's really small so it's not really for large breed dogs. There is no water at all for the dogs to drink and you have to pay $25.00 for A "puppy pass" whoever heard of such a thing. Why do we have to pay for our dogs play? I wonder what they are using that $25.00 for. This park should be shut down ASAP. I'm going to tell eveyone at other dog parks how awful Middle Island is.
i could not agree more, the place is a disaster
A Gabrielsen

Brookfield, WI

#34 Jul 30, 2009
bigdog wrote:
The internet site IS www.midislanddogpark.org and it is maintained by the advisors to the Town Board. No other site is "official" and suffolkcountyunleashed is NOT the official site, although they may have information on their site also.
The park is going strong and there are great dogs and people who welcome everyone. All the agitators have stopped coming and it is just fun and safe for the pups and there are NO fights!
what agitators? i bought a permit, the first i went there was no attendant, same as the second time but also the dogs there ( some not permitted im sure ) ran up to me and my dog all at once, after a few seconds all but 2 pit bulls left,, one of which put her face right in my dogs face and the other went to the rear of her, my dog got scared so i pulled her to the exit to leave. the dam thing snarled and darted out at the back of mine luckily just its face hitting my dogs rear quarters. WHERE WAS THE ATTENDANT?????????

THIS PLACE IS DANGEROUS AND SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN
fred

Spring Valley, NY

#35 Aug 31, 2009
I dont no who gina is or whats going on with this dog park, but I live in middle island and have 2 dogs and find it completly retarted that we have to not only pay to bring our dogs to a "park" but we have to go to town hall in order to receive a pass to get in when there is an attendant sitting at the park all day .... I also find it rediculous that this "dog park" is Mrs. Keperts claim to fame and the rest of our town is falling apart..... what about the giant eye sore that is right next to the dog park, or the old kogels property or the old island squire that has been empty for over 15 years. let the dogs be, and fix the rest of our town

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#36 Sep 4, 2009
I walk my dog for "free".

I can't see paying into ANY money scam, that the Town of Brookhaven concocts.

I don't know who came up with this one, but it sounds like someone's idiot relative !
willie

AOL

#37 Sep 27, 2009
Come on , a dog park? this is long island with tons of woods...dog parks are in the city where there is no place to run a dog....most people here have homes with backyards....just some poly trying to get the doggie people vote! lol.. do somthing really worthwhile with our tax money... lol

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#38 Oct 11, 2009
It sounds like it's, genuinely, a scam with "no show" jobs, for out of work, Town employee, relatives !

So not ONLY are you paying for a permit, but your tax dollars...who know WHERE all the money is coming from do they ?...but a "no show" employee(s).

Typical Town scam.
Middle Island Dog Owner

Holbrook, NY

#39 Nov 25, 2009
I find the park very nice. My only complaint is that my dog is a small breed that likes to pick up other dog's dirt. It seems to me that many people are not picking up after their dogs. The result is that although I like the park a lot, it doesn't work well for my particular dog.

I recommend the park to anyone with a dog that likes to socialize and run. If yours is a small breed that goes after dog dirt (some poodle or terrier mixes), until the small dog owners become responsible and pick up after themselves, this park does not work for you.
Middle Island Dog Owner

Holbrook, NY

#40 Nov 25, 2009
willie wrote:
Come on , a dog park? this is long island with tons of woods...dog parks are in the city where there is no place to run a dog....most people here have homes with backyards....just some poly trying to get the doggie people vote! lol.. do somthing really worthwhile with our tax money... lol
Willie, name a place other than private property that you can run your dog through the woods. None - dogs are barred at State, County and Town parks. If you don't own a house - that's thousands of families in Brookhaven..., the dog park is all we have. We pay taxes too.

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