We would like to take a moment to recognize the Parks Dept and their work to help restore some normalcy to the dog owners of Rockaway.
The MTA has still not disclosed what their plans are for any kind of restitution. However, the Parks Dept sent one of their crews down this past weekend, and has fixed both large gates and the small gate on the side. Fencing for the little section has been looked at and will be put on order. They are still in contact with the MTA, and are trying their best to get the park to a usable condition once again.
The Wave also wrote a story about it this past week. You can read the story here.
Please continue to send your emails to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask your neighbors to do so as well. Even if your neighbors do not have dogs or utilize the park, they should know about this waste of taxpayer and commuter money and the safety risks to the community. If you know park patrons not on this mailing list or on our social media, please keep them in the loop.
We are still working with the Parks Dept to get to the bottom of this matter. With their help, we are confident that the park will be restored in time for our summer events. We commend the Parks Dept, our Community Board, and Councilman Ulrich’s office for their support in this situation. In the meantime, we are recommending that everyone still exercise caution when visiting the park since there are still deep trench marks all around and some fencing is raised near the back by the tracks.
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The ARF-ARF Board of Directors