Construction starts soon for Medina’s dog park, splash pad

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 October 2019 at 9:49 pm

MEDINA – Construction is expected to start tomorrow (Wednesday) on Medina’s dog park on North Gravel Road by the village’s former compost plant.

The Friends of the Medina Dog Park raised  $15,000 for the park, which will be on North Gravel Road by the village’s compost plant.

The first phase includes fencing for three enclosures – for small dogs, large dogs and an agility area. There will also be benches and waste stations with bags for dog poop.

A ribbon cutting is tentatively expected for Oct. 26.

With the second phase, The Friends of the Medina Dog Park wants to add agility equipment, and water and rinse stations. The Medina Village Board agreed to set aside about 1 acre of the land for the dog park, which will be the first in Orleans County.

Construction is also expected to start next week on another citizens-led project. A new splash pad will be constructed at Pine Street Park. A group of residents have raised more than $150,000 for park improvements, including the splash pad. The park will also have new playground equipment and pathway that will include flowers and butterfly gardens.

Mayor Michael Sidari said the community is fortunate to have local residents spearheaded projects to improve the quality of life in the village.

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