2009-10-02 / Letters

Canine Ice Cream Social Was a Hit

Dear Editor,

I would like to let all your readers know what a great success the Canine Ice Cream Social was at Freeway Dog Park this past Saturday. Dozens of dogs brought their humans out to the park despite the empty threat of rain. We had huge dogs like Saba the Great Dane and tiny dogs like Precious the tea-cup Yorkie. Everybody got along great, they played and ran all over the park. They of course also devoured the frozen yogurt treats supplied by Diane West of New York Tails Magazine. A representative from Cookie Lee jewelry was on hand selling their high quality jewelry, a portion of their proceeds went to support the park.

I would like to take this opportunity to also thank Demetria Crisp for the wonderful letter she wrote in the September 4 issue of The Wave. She was dead on when she said the park is one of the best things to happen to Rockaway. Unfortunately, despite ARF-ARF's best efforts, the park still seems to be one of the peninsula's hidden gems. There are still a very large number of dog owners out there that seem to have no idea that the park even exists. I would like to once again make it known that Rockaway has what may very well be the largest dog park in the " city (the Parks Department is trying to verify this fact for us). It is located on Rockaway Freeway between Beach 81 Street and Beach 83 Street. The subway tracks above the park form a triangle around it as they head out over the bay to Broad Channel.

We will be holding our next fundraising event, the 3rd Annual Canine Costume Carnival, on Halloween, Saturday, October 31, 2009 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. We'll have costume contests and raffles. Once again North Shore will be here with adoptions and the ASPCA with their spay/neuter van (come extra early, well before 7 a.m.) as well as the Mayor's Alliance to do micro-chipping. Cookie Lee will also be back. Please come out and show your support for Freeway Dog Park.


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