|Posted by Donna Griff on June 24, 2010 at 12:13 PM|
The below article is from the Bucks Local News. Read the full article at: http://www.buckslocalnews.com/articles/2010/06/01/yardley_news/news/doc4c057242b2627211014677.txt
Please note that the opening is now scheduled for this Saturday, June 26 at 10 AM. Hope to see you there!
By Petra Chesner Schlatter, BucksLocalNews.com
"No leash, no problem!” Those are the words of Ellen Stieve, president of the Friends of Morrisville Dog Park.
Stieve said members of the group are excited that ‘Opening Day Weekend” for the dog park is on Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13.
The park is located at the corner of Delmorr and Philadelphia avenues across from the Delaware River.
Dogs now have something to really bark about.
“It will be open from dawn until dusk every day,” Stieve said. “This exciting initiative began two years ago by a committed group of volunteers who formed ‘Friends of Morrisville Dog Park.’
“The group’s mission is dedicated to the establishment of space that will enhance community life by offering a safe, clean, friendly and attractive area for dogs of all sizes to come with their owners to play, exercise and socialize,” she said.
Stieve continued, “In collaboration with the Borough of Morrisville and The EAC (Environmental Advisory Council), Friends of Morrisville Dog Park will continue to raise funds for on-going enhancements and support its operation in accordance with established rules and guidelines.”
There are two pens. The large one measures 150 x 200 feet. The small pen is 50 x 70 feet.
“It’s on a beautiful piece of open space property in Morrisville, overlooking the river,” Stieve said. “We have plans for future enhancements — benches and trees. We’ll be working with the EAC on some of those additions.
“I’m pretty excited,” she said. “Say AWESOME! in capital levels.
“Dog owners have to walk their dogs,” Stieve continued. “Dog parkas are a common place to gather and to drink our coffee while our dogs play and get to know their neighbors.
“You usually walk away knowing the dogs’ names, but not your neighbors,” she joked.
Currently, the land is unused. “There’s nothing going on down there,” Stieve noted.
But that will change. Stieve said the dog park will help local businesses because the park will bring people from all the surrounding communities.
Workers were scheduled to dig holes at the location on June 2 and they plan on beginning construction of the fence on June 7. All of this is weather permitting.
To contribute to dog park, send donations to PO Box 1471, Morrisville, PA 19067.