Kamenetz, Perry Hall Leaders Celebrate Opening of Perry Paw Dog Park
Honeygo Run Regional Park
Towson, Maryland (April 5, 2014) – On Saturday morning, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and an enthusiastic crowd of dog lovers cut the ribbon on a great new community amenity, the Perry Paw Dog Park at Honeygo Run Regional Park in Perry Hall. This newly completed dog park offers dog owners a safe, secure place to let their pets run free and enjoy the company of other dogs.
"As an animal lover, I understand that pets are a part of the family and I am very proud that we are able to manage the fiscal resources of our County wisely to invest in quality of life improvements like this all across Baltimore County," said Kamenetz. "I really appreciate the efforts of the Perry Paw Dog Park Committee to raise $20,000 towards what is already a very popular attraction at the park."
The $205,000 fenced dog park dog park includes a .34 acre area for small dogs and a 1.06 acre area for larger breeds. It features a key card entry system for members, doggie water fountains, porous concrete walkways for Americans With Disabilities Act access, benches, six-foot vinyl coated fencing around the perimeters, trash containers and a dog waste collection unit.
"This is the first of three park projects that will be finished over the next two years in Perry Hall," said 5th District Councilman David Marks. "I would like to commend County Executive Kamenetz for his strong support of this project, but also the volunteers who raised tens of thousands of dollars in private donations. This is a happy day for animal lovers in Baltimore County."
Perry Paw Dog Park Committee
The park is operated by the Perry Paw Dog Park Committee, which sets the operating rules and regulations, coordinates paid memberships and oversees the daily operations of the park. This group raised $20,000 in funds to contribute toward construction of the dog park.
"We have so much to be grateful for here in Perry Hall. The addition of this beautiful park is just one of the many wonderful things our County Executive has accomplished," said Perry Paw Dog Park Committee Co-Chair Barb Waskiewicz. "Perry Paw Dog Park will serve this community of dog lovers in a most positive way. This is a very good time to live in Perry Hall! The committee has waited a long time for this day and now our dogs will have a beautiful safe place to run and play."
Fourth Dog Park in the County
Perry Paw Dog Park is the fourth dog park in the County, with similar parks operating at St. Helena Park in Dundalk, Robert E. Lee Park in Mt. Washington and Hannah More Park in Reisterstown.