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Posted on: August 24, 2017

Councilman LaValle Announces Selden Dog Park Awarded $10,000 PetSafe “Bark for Your Park Grant”

Farmingville, NY - Councilman Kevin LaValle announced today that the Town of Brookhaven has been awarded the $10,000 PetSafe 2017 "Bark for Your Park" grant for the Selden Dog Park. The grant money will be used to install two water stations and make improvements to the park which is located on Boyle Road in Selden. Since the launch of its nationwide "Bark for Your Park" program in 2011, PetSafe has been working to create more off-leash dog parks around the country that bring like-minded members of the community together and provide a place for dogs to receive exercise and socialization. PetSafe has helped fund 64 off-leash dog parks in 40 states since 2011.

Councilman LaValle said, "I took into consideration what the residents have asked for and watering stations was the number one request. Thanks to PetSafe, we can now get the job done and make some cosmetic improvements which will enhance visitors experience at the park."

When Councilman LaValle took office in January of 2014, one of his early initiatives was to revive the concept of bringing a dog park to Selden. He worked with pet owners and the Brookhaven Town Parks Department to design and open the park in July of 2014. Since then, Councilman LaValle has been working to enhance the park for pets and people alike.

Division of Public Information - Office of the Supervisor

One Independence Hill

Farmingville, NY 11738

Phone: 631-451-6595

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