August 2, by Nathaly Pesantez
The dog run at Msgr. McGolrick Park has opened after undergoing renovations as part of an overall effort to revamp the Greenpoint park’s appearance and amenities.
The dog run closed for renovations on July 12, according to the park website, and opened on August 1. A new drainage has been installed after mulch, used to enrich and insulate soil, affected the drainage system of the dog run area. Crushed gravel, rather than dirt, has also been placed in the dog run, according to the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund.
Standard rules laid out by NYC Parks will still apply for the dog run, according to a Parks spokesperson.
The Dog Run is one of five areas of the historic nine-acre park, bordered by Nassau Avenue and Driggs Avenue and between Russell Street and Monitor Street, that are undergoing renovations led by the Horticultural Society of New York along with several partners, including the McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation.
“The community can look forward to the playground reconstruction, where work is slated to begin this fall, and the path project, which is currently in design,” the spokesperson for NYC Parks said.
The Horticultural Society of New York and partners provided $2.1 million for the entire park’s renovation to match with a grant of over $500,000 from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund given in 2015.