Medina park changes plan, will put small dog area on other side of driveway

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 April 2022 at 7:35 am

MEDINA – Organizers of the Medina Dog Park have the Village Board approval to make a change in the plans for the park by putting a fenced-in area for small dogs on right side of the driveway instead of the left, or the south side instead of the north.

Alaina Zapf, president of the Friends of the Medina Dog Park, met with the board on Monday and shared how moving the small park section would allow the park to utilize existing trees as well as one side of the fencing already in place.

The plan would basically elongate the current fenced-in area for dogs, she said. The plan calls for a 100-by-100-foot enclosure for small dogs

The area on the south side also is up higher and less “swampy” than the north side, Zapf said.

The park is at 260 North Gravel Rd., by the village’s former compost plant. It is across the street from The Gallagher, a barn used for weddings and special events.

The park opened in September 2020, and Mayor Mike Sidari said he sees increased use at the site.

The dog park is a place for dogs to socialize and get some exercise near the village. The dog park is a first in Orleans County. The park is a place for where the dogs can roam leash-free.