Brookhaven set to open first dog park

Brookhaven set to open first dog park

There are 27 comments on the Newsday story from Apr 23, 2008, titled Brookhaven set to open first dog park. In it, Newsday reports that:

Brookhaven 's first dog park is set to open Saturday in Middle Island -- just don't forget your Pooch Pass.

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Dumbfounded

Wading River, NY

#1 Apr 24, 2008
This has to be the stupidest thing I have heard in a long time. I hope my hard earned tax dollars are not be used to fund a park for dogs. I think Brookhaven Town should consider spending the money on improving other facilities that are in need of some TLC. For instance, how about a decent parking area in front of the Pine Ridge Trail, which is currently an eye sore, mud/dirt hole.
Liz

Bronxville, NY

#5 Apr 24, 2008
Pooch pass? That's insane.
JJJ

Sound Beach, NY

#6 Apr 24, 2008
a park the for the haves and haves not.
dumbfounded_also

Islandia, NY

#7 Apr 24, 2008
I agree with Dumbfounded. At 31 I'm beginning to revisit the pro's of living on long island. Especially when I see tax dollars spent on this versus the 4 parks in my area which are littered with garbage. I bet the cost of this park plus the maintenance on it moving forward could put new computers in the majority of school districts around that area and some others as well. I am a fan of parks but let's think about improving the parks we've left behind first before building new ones for our four-legged friends.
charlie

Orlando, FL

#8 Apr 24, 2008
WELL HOW MUCH DID IT COST TO OPEN THIS PARK.I AM GLAD MY TAX MONEY IS SPENT ON DOGS,SO THEY CAN CHIT IN THE FRESH AIR.THIS TOWN BOARD MENBER IS PROUD OF THIS. LET THE DOGS VOTE FOR HER.
wow

South Salem, NY

#9 Apr 24, 2008
Is this close to the 350 foot Indoor Ski Mnt. If it is that is great I can do some indoor skiing then walk my dog at the outside dog park. Great things are happening here on Long Island.
JBNV

Rye, NY

#11 Apr 24, 2008
Obviously, you miserable people do not have a love for animals. This dog park is a wonderful thing for Brookhaven town and its residents. They are also charging fees to those of us that are planning to use the park with our dogs. That will be used to maintain the dog park.
Lighten up people!
James Dean

Bronx, NY

#12 Apr 24, 2008
Gardiner Park in West Bayshore is a Dog's allowed Park. Trust me. You can't walk through it without stepping in Sheeite. Nobody uses a Leash nor do they bother to clean up after their Dog. It is disgusting. When I bring my Kids there to use the Playground you have to watch every step you make just walking the 50 feet or so from the car. I think Dogs should be banned from all Public Parks. just this morning I was at Robert Moses State Park. There are HUGE No DOGS ALLOWED signs everywhere. Yet people bring them in and nothing gets done about about it. The only time the Cops enforce the Law on Long Island is when it's convenient for them to do so. They will give a traffic ticket before hassling a Dog owner who is breaking the law even if it's as blatant as the owner has traveled 10 miles with the Dog in the Car to get it into the Park illegally. Long Island is starting to really suck because the People on Long Island are starting to really suck.
charlie

Orlando, FL

#13 Apr 24, 2008
NyHc wrote:
why does a dog lick it's balls?
because it can
lmao
Natalie Portman

New York, NY

#14 Apr 24, 2008
I am definitely opposed to any more dog parks.
Kenn Eee Bee

New York, NY

#15 Apr 24, 2008
NyHc wrote:
why does a dog lick it's balls?
because it can
Hear about the new dog shampoo? It's called "Gee, your a$s smells terrific!"
dumbfounded_also

Islandia, NY

#16 Apr 24, 2008
"Obviously, you miserable people do not have a love for animals. This dog park is a wonderful thing for Brookhaven town and its residents. They are also charging fees to those of us that are planning to use the park with our dogs. That will be used to maintain the dog park.
Lighten up people! "

Some of us are simply questioning why our tax dollars are going to a dog park rather than upkeep/renewing our existing parks, school equipment enhancements, etc. I have animals btw.

I guess I'm a little confused with the stance of the town on this one because I recently purchased a house and the previous owner left their cat as part of their 'parting gift' to us. For upwards of a month we made a number of efforts with the town, local sheltors, SPCA etc to whom a portion of all of our tax dollars go to in order to give it a good home and the door was shut on us for upwards of 6 weeks.

Enough of the band aids already. Fund the dog park via private dollars and have the town rent the park out to all the dog lovers who want to use it. Use some of the rent money to help control the pet population problem we have in the Town....
sushi

Queens Village, NY

#17 Apr 24, 2008
Why does Long Island need a dog park? Dont most people have homes with yards? Dont people take their dogs for walks? A dog park makes sense in NYC where there really isnt anywhere for a dog to run and exercise. But Long Island is the SUBURBS. We pay the almighty tax dollar for our sprawling (not) lawns. Let the dogs chit on their own lawns, not in the parks. And I agree- tax money should be spent on fixing the existing parks. What there is of them. Most of them are turning into mini-malls. I dont need 4 CVS stores in a 2 mile radius of my house, thanks.
Bill

Brooklyn, NY

#18 Apr 24, 2008
Kenn Eee Bee wrote:
<quoted text>
Hear about the new dog shampoo? It's called "Gee, your a$s smells terrific!"
Two guys are walking down the street and they see a dog licking its own B_alls. First guy says "boy, I wish I could do that". Second guy says "Maybe you should pet him first"
Screw DA Pooch

White Plains, NY

#19 Apr 24, 2008
Will this be a park for all does ungly biatches in Crookhaven?

You can start with the cvnts who work in Town hall.
HarleyRider

Colnbrook, UK

#20 Apr 24, 2008
Two guys are walking down the street and they see a dog licking its own B_alls. First guy says "boy, I wish I could do that". Second guy says "Maybe you should pet him first"

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!
Lassie

New York, NY

#21 Apr 24, 2008
NyHc wrote:
why does a dog lick it's balls?
because it can
I sure you wish you could as well NyHc. Now go fetch some education!
JOEJOB

Commack, NY

#23 Apr 25, 2008
what a bunch of whiney little bit*hes (pardon the pun) you all are. i dont know if any of you have dogs, but i do. plenty of people have had nowhere to take their dogs on this god forsaken island for excercise and social interaction. apparently all of you are rich enough to have a house with a giant fenced yard. i dont. so everyone that's crying about this should probably move on to the next newsday "post a comment" and whine there. love, me
JOEJOB

Commack, NY

#24 Apr 25, 2008
dumbfounded_also wrote:
I agree with Dumbfounded. At 31 I'm beginning to revisit the pro's of living on long island. Especially when I see tax dollars spent on this versus the 4 parks in my area which are littered with garbage. I bet the cost of this park plus the maintenance on it moving forward could put new computers in the majority of school districts around that area and some others as well. I am a fan of parks but let's think about improving the parks we've left behind first before building new ones for our four-legged friends.
get gloves and bags and go pick up trash if you're so concerned about the parks in your area and stop crying like a little girl.
LIer

Tenafly, NJ

#25 Apr 25, 2008
JOEJOB wrote:
what a bunch of whiney little bit*hes (pardon the pun) you all are. i dont know if any of you have dogs, but i do. plenty of people have had nowhere to take their dogs on this god forsaken island for excercise and social interaction. apparently all of you are rich enough to have a house with a giant fenced yard. i dont. so everyone that's crying about this should probably move on to the next newsday "post a comment" and whine there. love, me
You know Joe....the park wouldn't be bad except for the fact that our tax$$ are paying for it and we are in a recession. If you don't have a place for the dog...you should have gotten a cat...

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