Now residents finally have a reason to bring their dogs to Eisenhower Park.
Nassau County is opening up a dog park at the popular park on Saturday during a special ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. that will feature dogs available for rescue, a raffle, and of course, dogs performing tricks.
The new park is located at the junction of Salisbury Park Drive and Stewart Avenue. It is divided into two areas for large and small dogs. The pups have 1.5 acres of Eisenhower Park land all to themselves.
Saturday’s event will feature local rescue dog groups such as North Shore Animal League, Bobbi and Strays, and Yorkie911 Rescue. There will be vendors, and a raffle, with the winner taking home free dog food for a year. All the proceeds will go to the rescue groups in attendance.
“Nassau County is pleased to be able to provide residents with an additional place to exercise and socialize their dogs,” said County Executive Mangano. “Dog parks encourage responsible pet ownership and lead to better behaved dogs, which ultimately reduce shelter overcrowding, since the majority of dogs surrendered to shelters are given up due to behavioral problems.”