Nassau County hosting a dog day afternoon at splash parks

Brian Stieglitz

September 08, 2020

Originally published in LI Herald on September 08, 2020.

U.S. Congresswoman Kathleen Rice, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and State Senator Kevin Thomas cradled three puppies that are up for adoption from the North Shore Animal League America. The elected officials were at the splash park in Eisenhower Park, where guests are invited to bring their dogs on Sept. 13.

Although Nassau County’s splash parks will close after Labor Day, three will open again on Sunday, Sept. 13 and, this time, they’re going to the dogs. Guests could bring their dogs to Eisenhower Park, in East Meadow, Cow Meadow Park, in Freeport, and North Woodmere Park, in Valley Stream, for a free day of splashing and playing with their dogs and puppies.

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced the county’s first event, dubbed the 2020 Water Bark, in front of Eisenhower Park’s splash park on Sept. 4. “We want to make sure that every creature that lives here could make the most of what Nassau County has to offer,” Curran said.

There will be a session for small dogs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., a session for medium-sized dogs from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and a session for large dogs from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The county will be partnering with the North Shore Animal League America to host the event, which will also offer onsite adoptions. Curran and Rice were also with State Senator Kevin Thomas, who was at the news conference with Sirius, a Siberian husky he’s had for nine years.

"Water Bark is a great opportunity for our residents and their pets to play, splash, and enjoy the last weeks of summer at our County’s beautiful parks,” he said.

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