Parks Dept Announces Completion of New Dog Run in Devoe Park

The new dog run at Devoe Park. Iamge Credit: NYC Parks / Malcolm Pinckney.

The new dog run includes yard hydrants to provide water for the dogs. On December 20, 2021, the NYC Parks Department unveiled a new dog run in Devoe Park in the University Heights section of the Bronx. The new space provides dog owners a dedicated place to gather and let their pets play and interact.

The Devor Park Dog Run project is in two sections, one for smaller dogs and one for big dogs. The dog runs have stone screening surfaces, concrete paving entrances to the corrals, and water service through yard hydrants. The dog runs feature natural stone boulders for play elements for the dogs, and plantings were added to increase shade. 

The project cost $796,000, provided through a $196,000 allocation from Mayor Bill de Blasio and $600,000 from Council Member Fernando Cabrera.

Bronx Parks Commissioner Iris Rodriguez-Rosa stated, “Recreation, socialization, community – our City dog runs are a wonderful resource for New Yorkers and provide many benefits, both for those on two legs and four. I’m thrilled to announce the opening of the brand new Devoe Park Dog Run, and I thank Mayor Bill de Blasio and Councilman Cabrera for their investment in this new recreation space in the heart of Fordham.”

Council Member Fernando Cabrera stated, “One of my best friends has fur and a tail. I am honored to have made available $600,000 from our Office available for dog-lovers and members of the community for the completion of the brand new dog run located in Devoe Park in the Borough of the Bronx. Our furry friends will now have a safe haven to play safely and make new friends.”

By: Veronica Rose (Veronica is the CityLaw fellow and a New York Law School graduate, Class of 2018.)


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