Details are available at the Port Chester Dog Park Group website.
Dina Goren was spreading the word Saturday at Port Chester Fest. The group plans to raise about $50,000 for fencing, benches, gates and shrubbery via the Friends of Westchester County Parks. Dogs will be able to go leash-free inside the fenced area, which will be near the pavilion and playground at the upper level of the park.
The project won the village board’s endorsement in May, despite neighbors’ complaints about potential noise and nuisance, i.e. poop, from having more dogs in the vicinity. Goren said the park would be an improvement over the current situation, because the dogs will be controlled. Already the dog-park effort has led to the reopening of a parking lot at Abendroth, being used by soccer players.
“It’s bringing structure to the park, where the park didn’t have it before,” Goren said.