Trumbull Dog Park is in danger of closing, and it’s up to the community to form a new group to maintain the space.
The Board of Trumbull Dog Owners Group, or TDOG, has disbanded, leaving the dog park in Indian Ledge orphaned and scheduled for closure if a new board doesn’t step up to organize fund raising and park maintenance, according to the TDOG website.
Members of the public are called to attend a meeting to try to save the park at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, at Trumbull Dog Park.
Previous board members have run into difficult times, and some aren't physically capable of pulling weeds, repairing fences and performing general park maintenance.
The Trumbull Parks and Recreation Commission had set a deadline of July 1 for a new group to organize and agree to take care of the park. However, the commission extended the deadline 90 days, giving park enthusiasts until late September to gather the new board.
Louise Nestor, treasurer of TDOG and founder of the organization, said she's seen a great response from the community, which seems willing to step up and help keep the park open.
"With the risk of the park closing, it got a lot of notice and activity," Nestor said. "There were calls to the town hall and emails to me and to the website."
Nestor said she is confident people will help keep the park open.
"An exercised dog is a happy dog, and they go home happy and exhausted," Nestor said. "It doesn't get better than that."