Construction Begins on Dog Park at Honeygo Run Regional Park
Towson, Maryland (September 17, 2013) – Dog owners in the Perry Hall community will have a safe, secure place to let their pets run free and enjoy the company of other dogs thanks to Baltimore County's investment in a new dog park. County Executive Kevin Kamenetz was surrounded by enthusiastic dog owners and community leaders this morning as he officially marked the start of construction on Perry Paw Dog Park at Honeygo Run Regional Park.
"This dog park is really an investment in the quality of life for residents in the Perry Hall area," said Kamenetz. "I appreciate the support of the Perry Paw Dog Park Committee in raising private funds to contribute toward this valuable new recreational amenity for the community."
Operated by the Perry Paw Dog Park Committee
The planned dog park is a $205,000 addition to the County's popular Honeygo Run Regional Park in Perry Hall. The dog park will include a 0.34-acre area for small dogs and a 1.06-acre area for larger breeds. It will feature a key card entry system for members, water fountains for dogs, porous concrete walkways for ADA access, benches, six-foot vinyl coated fencing around the perimeters, trash containers and a dog waste collection unit. The dog park is expected to be completed by spring 2014.
The park will be operated by the Perry Paw Dog Park Committee, a committee of the Perry Hall Recreation Council. The group, which has raised $20,000 to contribute toward construction of the dog park, will set the operating rules and regulations, coordinate paid membership and oversee the daily operations of the park.
One of Three New Parks
"This is one of three new parks that will open in Perry Hall over the next two years," said Fifth District County Councilman David Marks. I would like to thank County Executive Kamenetz for not only funding the athletic fields we need, but a dog park that will be used by residents of all ages."
Perry Paw Dog Park will be 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.