In the July issue of Hudson Valley Magazine there's an article about dog parks: "Our Favorite Hudson Valley Dog Parks." Not only does the article, as the title suggests, name dog parks of note in the Hudson Valley (Park for Paws in Catskill and Bunker Hill Dog Park in Athens are among those mentioned) and celebrate the joys of dog parks, for dogs and humans, it also touches on issues of park maintenance and the challenges of getting a dog park up and running. "Opposition can come on many fronts. Taxpayers don't want their money funding it. Environmentalists worry about the effect on local ecosystems. Local meetings turn into battlefields with proponents and naysayers vehemently debating. The town supervisor doesn't like dogs and halts the project." (Of course, the article is talking about Yorktown. That would never happen here.)
On the subject of dog parks, the GoFundMe campaign to raise $10,000 for a dog park in Hudson is still going on. Click here to pledge your support.
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