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A new and improved dog run is coming to St. Nicholas Park

St. Nicholas Park Dog Run

Changes are coming to the St. Nicholas Park Dog Run, the pup playground on the sloping hills of St. Nicholas Park–and now the community group The Dog Run at St. Nicholas Park wants to make sure its users are informed and involved.

The flyer for The Dog Run at St. Nicholas Park town hall

The large, wooded spot–it's spacious enough to have a separate section for small dogs–is currently undergoing a series of renovations courtesy of the NYC Parks Department, including a new front path and entrance, plus steps leading there; sturdier fences and greenery are coming soon, too.

The new entrance at the St. Nicholas Park Dog Run

To announce all that's new–and to get feedback, too–the organizers behind The Dog Run at St. Nicholas Park are hosting the group's first-ever town hall this Wednesday, December 12. The meeting will be held at 761 St Nicholas Avenue and will start at 6:30pm.

Renovation to the St. Nicholas Park Dog Run are finishing up

The organization is also hoping to get more people in the local dog community involved. "Many people don't know the run is even in the park [it's near the west entrance on St. Nicholas Terrace and 135th Street], much less that it is maintained by those of us who use the space on a volunteer basis," says Tyler, one of the organizers, listing landscaping as just one of the items on the agenda that needs volunteers.

The wooded St. Nicholas Park Dog Run

Yet another goal of the group is to create a website that will serve as a resource for the dog run community.

Intrigued? Follow The Dog Run at St. Nicholas Park on Facebook and Instagram–and be sure to make your voice heard at Wednesday's town hall.

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