April 26, 2007, Glen Cove, NY… It was a beautiful dog day afternoon as the City of Glen Cove and the city’s volunteer Dog Park Committee conducted the official opening of the Glen Cove Dog Park at Dennis Brian Murray Park. “Thanks to the outstanding efforts of Maribeth Graf and the Dog Park Committee with the support of our Departments of Parks & Recreation and Public Works, we are excited to officially open our new Dog Park,” said Mayor Reggie Spinello. “I can’t tell you how excited we are to have a new facility that offers our dogs a great place to play and socialize,” said Maribeth Graf. “We are grateful for the outstanding generosity of our city and for making the vision of a new dog park, a reality.” The “off-the-leash” festivities featured spirited play in the new park enclosures, free treats, toys and pampering.
Through the generosity of businesses and residents, the park features a new Glen Cove Dog Park community sign and message center which was donated by Green Forest Veterinary with additional funding and in-kind donations provided by North Coast Subaru, Mario Fischetti & Sons Nursery, Celeste Gullo, Dr. Frank Cohen, Michael’s Dog Pack, Dan’s Dog Walking, Valley Sports, State Assemblyman Charles Lavine, PetSmart and Carmen Martinez of MetLife. In addition, to help raise money for the purchase of a shade structure, sod and agility equipment, a raffle was held with prizes donated by dog loving local businesses including East Norwich Veterinary, Hair Above, The View Grill, Delicious Pizza, Downtown Café, Vito’s Restaurant, Scoopy Do, Glen Cove Beer, Bagel Café, Garvies Point Brewery, Kanine Capital Inc., Strong Island Styles and Glen Cove Liquors, Sojos, Stella & Chewy and Dog is Good. Individuals can also donate to help underwrite the addition of new dog park equipment and sod by going to https://glencovedogpark.wixsite.com/mysite.
Photo Credit: Tony Gallego, Gill Associates
Pictured L to R: Councilwoman Pam Panzenbeck, Councilman Joe Capobianco, Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton, Coleen Spinello her dog Cooper, Mayor Reggie Spinello, Dr. Sheila Delijani, Jason Samel, Gabor Karsai, Maribeth Graf, Deputy Mayor Barbara Peebles and State Assemblyman and Charles Lavine.
Photo 2-3: Glen Cove dog lovers Richard Maccarone (2) and Glen Cove Councilman Nick DiLeo Jr. with his wife Jenny enjoy taking their canine companions to Glen Cove’s new Dog Park.