Gazebo coming soon to Medina Dog Park

Photos by Tom Rivers: A new Medina Dog Park was recently added to the site on North Gravel Road. The Medina Rotary Club paid for the sign which was installed by Art Hill Construction.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 June 2023 at 9:01 am

MEDINA – The dog park on North Gravel Road will soon have a gazebo for people to get some shade from the sun and shelter from rain while bringing their canines to the site.

Cindy Davis, vice president of Friends of the Medina Dog Park, updated the Village Board on Monday about the park. Davis, owner of the Pet Nanny, said Dog Park Funds is paying for the gazebo.

She said she is at the park about five times a day. The site draws dog owners from Albion, Brockport, Batavia, Newfane and other surrounding communities, in addition to Medina residents.

“It gets a lot of activity,” she said about the fenced-in site that opened in September 2020. “It has gone over really well.”

Cindy Davis, vice president of Friends of the Medina Dog Park, updates the Village Board on Monday evening about plans for improvements at the dog park.

Davis said she would like to see the dog park look more like a typical park.

“Right now it’s a space with a fence, basically,” she said.

There aren’t any shade trees. “When you’re there you’re roasting,” she said.

Davis said she expects the gazebo to be installed later this month or in July. She asked for wood chips to be put at a spot where the grass doesn’t grow much because of so many people congregating there. Jason Watts, the DPW superintendent, said the village has an “unlimited supply” of wood chips and can add those to the dog park.

Perhaps next year there will be agility equipment for dogs. Davis said students in the BOCES program may build the agility equipment for the park.

Davis said a new “Medina Dog Park” was recently installed for the site that is north of the Erie Canal and south of Boxwood Cemetery.

The Friends of the Dog Park will coordinate with the DPW on where any new equipment goes to make it as easy as possible to mow around.