Hello Downtown Dog followers,
As some of you might be aware by now, there is now an off-leash area in Battery Park for all dogs enjoyment in the neighborhood. I wanted to share how this all came about.
Our group of dedicated volunteers, with a lot of hard work, research, patience, and lobbying at the highest levels, through a very long process that started a number of years ago (no joke), helped to establish this trial period just a few short weeks ago in partnership with the NYC Parks Dept, the Battery Conservancy, and Downtown Dog.
We would like to reiterate to everyone that this is a TRIAL PERIOD and we are under close watch and evaluation to see if this will be a success. That being said, it has been brought to our attention that some people are not following the park rules before 9AM and after 9PM, which we would like to reiterate, this is a NYC Park rule for all NYC parks that allow off leash. Please follow the simple guidelines as posted at the gate entrance. We want to continue having the off leash privilege for many more years to come for all our dogs.
We are asking for your help! If you see something inappropriate, please pass along this info. Thank you for helping to make this trial a success!
Michael J. Devereaux, Esq.