Van Bramer allocated $250,000 in funding toward the renovation of the dog run in the park last year. There is no timetable for its completion.
“We are working with the Parks Department, community leaders and local residents to develop renovation plans to enhance and expand the dog run at Doughboy Park in Woodside,” Van Bramer said.
Since getting elected to the City Council, one of Van Bramer's priorities has been building a dog run in every community in his district. With the number of dog owners increasing in Queens, having adequate space for dogs to play and roam free is important, the councilman said.
“Dog runs are a tremendous resource for our community,” Van Bramer said.
Adrian Bordoni, executive director of Woodside on the Move, is excited for the renovations to the dog run. With Woodside being a very dog-friendly community, it's important to make the park dog accessible, he said.
Bordoni said improvements such as running water and pavement will not only help the dogs, but benefit the entire park.
“The dog run is really going to add another function to the park,” he said.