Councilwoman Julie Lofstad is pleased to announce the opening of an off leash area for dogs in the Pine Neck Marine Park located at 22 Josiah Foster Path in East Quogue. The dedicated off leash area features two separate fenced in areas, one for small dogs (under 25 lbs) and one for larger dogs.
“Members of the community were looking for a place for their dogs to run safely and play with other dogs,” said Councilwoman Julie Lofstad. “The pandemic slowed things down a bit but I’m happy to see this project come to fruition. It’s a great way for residents to be outside with their pets and socialize with their neighbors, from a distance of course.”
The Hampton Bays Rotary held fundraisers and raised enough money to donate a water fountain with a dog bowl, which will be installed in the spring.
The off leash area will be open from 7am to dusk. All dogs must be licensed and vaccinated to enter the area, and owners must abide by all rules posted at the park. A ribbon cutting will be scheduled in the new year.