January 9, By Hannah Wulkan
Work is scheduled to begin this month on the long-awaited revamp to the dog run in Doughboy Park, according to the Parks Department.
Construction on the dog run in Doughboy Plaza, located on Woodside Avenue between 54th and 56th streets, is expected to be completed sometime this spring.
It will include improving access to the site and installing new steps, drainage, fencing and plantings, according to Meghan Lalor, a spokeswoman for the Parks Department.
Though Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer allocated $250,000 in funding to fix up the dilapidated dog run in 2013, the project was delayed for several years while the park was used as a staging area for construction on the neighboring school, P.S. 11.
“I’m thrilled construction is beginning on the dog run at Doughboy Park, and I’m proud to have allocated all of the funding for this community project,” Van Bramer said. “I look forward to working with the Parks Department to create this improvement for our community and our four-legged friends.”