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Thursday, September 6, 2007

Blydenburg Dog Park Opens!

(Vets Hwy. Entrance)

HUNTINGTON, N.Y., September 6, 2007 – The Long Island Dog Owners Group (LI-DOG) and Suffolk County Legislator John Kennedy will kick off the Grand Opening of the new Blydenburgh Dog Park with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, Sept. 7th at 1 p.m.

The event will feature:

- Brief speeches by Leg. Kennedy and LI-DOG organizers
- The Ribbon Cutting
- A ceremonial First Frisbee Toss by Leg. Kennedy
- Great Photo Ops
- Coffee and donuts
- Plenty of happy dogs and dog owners!

The dog park is located within 627-acre Blydenburgh County Park in the southern section of the park. Entrance to the Park is on Veterans Memorial Hwy., opposite the H. Lee Dennison Building. The dog park itself is on the Activity field, north of the campgrounds.

The new dog park is the result of the efforts of Leg. Kennedy and the Long Island Dog Owners Group. In August 2005, Leg. Kennedy introduced a resolution to create a dog park within Blydenburgh County Park. The resolution was passed 17-0 by the Suffolk County Legislature and signed into law by County Executive Steve Levy in October 2005.

Throughout 2006 and early 2007, LI-DOG worked with Leg. Kennedy and the Suffolk County Parks Dept. to locate a suitable site within the park for an off-leash area and made recommendations on its layout and features. Construction began on the dog park in the summer 2007 and was completed in September.

The dog park, which is fenced and covers 1.8 acres, features an area for small dogs and an area for large dogs; doubled-gated entries; a water fountain for each area; plenty of benches; and waste bag dispensers.

The Long Island Dog Owners Group is a community organization dedicated to increasing recreational, social and competitive activities for Long Island dog owners and their dogs. For more information, e-mail us at or visit our website at

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