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Trumbull Dog Park Set to Close

Thursday meeting aims to organize new board and save the park.

The Trumbull Parks and Recreation Commission has set a deadline of July 1 for a new group to organize and agree to take care of Trumbull Dog Park. (Credit: Trumbull Dog Park)
The Trumbull Parks and Recreation Commission has set a deadline of July 1 for a new group to organize and agree to take care of Trumbull Dog Park. (Credit: Trumbull Dog Park)

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."

Robert Pattinson June 11, 2014 at 05:34 PM
Really? With all the taxes we pay, the town can't even keep a dog park opened? How about we stop giving the owners of Trumbull Center tax breaks for keeping up an empty center. Maybe is we had some more commercial establishments in town would have the money. Or perhaps stop pissing away money at the BOE. How does the cost of education increase every year?!?!?! Am I the only one who thinks that is insane?
sc June 13, 2014 at 08:30 AM
It is absolutely insane
Pam Georgas June 13, 2014 at 10:05 AM
There are 2 ways to keep it open...either the town council/BOF votes for/supports a budget for poop cleanup service out of tax payers funds ......or the Dog Park 501c3 develops a sustainable revenue source strategy. Its easy to say the town should do this or that, but you have to be willing to financially support what you want. No money trees in Trumbull. .....just sayin'

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