Wednesday, May 09, 2007

DOG PARK COMING TO E RUMBROOK PARK IN 2007

The Greenburgh Town Board approved a $6,318,000 capital budget at tonights Town Board meeting. Among the projects receiving funding is the E Rumbrook Park. The park was developed in the late 1970s on a former landfill to meet the community's need for more athletic fields and multipurpose courts. The only significant rehabilitaiton was to the lower baseball field in 1990 that has held up for over 17 years. The rest of the facility is over 30 years old. The ehabilitation will last for at least 30 years. This park is one of the most heavily used outdoor active recreation facilities in the town's park system. The $487,000 in improvements at the park include a dog park, a parking area & drop off/turnaround improvements and entrance plaza rehabilitation and landscaping.
Many residents have pushed for a dog park for a few years. This will be Greenburgh's only dog park. The park should open in 2007.

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

And will the dog park be open only to unincorporated greenburgh residents???

Anonymous said...

Very good,Maybe this will stop the people from taking their dogs unleashed to the Geiseman Estate. Someone should tack up a sign NO DOGS ALLOWED.tHIS IS A PARK FOR PEOPLE NOT FOR DOGS.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

What/where is the Geisman Estate?

Anonymous said...

Gaisman is on Ridge. It's across from Ridge Park.
The dog park is going to be used by many people.

Anonymous said...

Ridge Park is where Greenburgh's "unofficial" dog park is located.

Greenburgh had originally wanted to put its dog park there -- thereby making an otherwise illegal operation there legal -- but the county said no.

Old habits die hard. Let's see if dog owners will actually use the Rumbrook facility.

Anonymous said...

Glad we're getting a dog park somewhere

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:32 leashed dogs are permitted. All the dog owners who go there clean up after their pals. Learn to get along with all creatures, you have hundreds of acares to share, enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

now lets get some soccer fields

Anonymous said...

Dog parks are great for dogs. They also provide dog owners with an opportunity to make friends with other neighbors who have dogs.

Anonymous said...

5;18,I said unleashed dogs. The people let the dogs run loose.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous asks And will the dog park be open only to unincorporated greenburgh residents???

The residents can be from anywhere, but the dogs have to have their voting address in unincorporated Greenburgh.

Anonymous said...

Funny, anon at 6:45

We in unicorporated greeenurgh are tired of being the receptical for that the villages dont want

Anonymous said...

The villages have absolutely nothing to do with the dog park. My question is why do you and your friends find a way to turn every question into a dispute with the villages.

Anonymous said...

So much talk about dog parks, What did dog owners do before they moved to the suburbs.

Anonymous said...

Anon at 8:04, if Feiner will limit the parks to residents of unincorproated greenburgh, I will stop harping about the villages.

Anonymous said...

"..." turn every question into a dispute with the villages."

It's really just the nature of the beast - the beast being the antiquated system of government as a township that we choose to stay with. It doesn't make sense to keep ourselves organized like this anymore. (Prior to the 1950s, perhaps it made sense; I don't know.) So, until we opt to update, the township structure will unfortunately continue to foster more and more conflicts.

Anonymous said...

I disagree, it is not the nature of the beast. It is Feiner pandering to special interst groups. There are many overlapping municipaliites.

Anonymous said...

Anon at 8:22, it isn't Feiner who should limit the parks to unincorporated Greenburgh. It is the Town Board which should do that. It is the entire Town Board which made the decision to open the parks up in the first place. Go to them!

Feiner has no power. The power is with the other four, especially Sheehan. Tell him to limit the parks to unincorporated Greenburgh. And then see if the Town Council will do it.

Anonymous said...

Anon at 9:09,

the town council will be jsut as happy allowing the use of the parks by village residents and then letting the courts tell the town to charge the village residents.

Anonymous said...

All hell is breaking loose with the park situation. Sell the dam parks and lessen our tax burden.Greenburgh does not need all of the parks and fields. Schools have fields for football and baseball.The only thing we are doing is duplicating services. Sell and put the money into a fund for the schools.We have enough woods behind our homes loaded with wild animals.These extras are just taking our money away a little at a time.The parks are putting one community against the other. sell the properties and make all in Greenburgh happy.

Anonymous said...

Once a park is dedicated the NY State Legislature must undedicate the park, which is almost impossible to accomlish. The town can't sell parkland, without state legislative approval. Won't happen.

Anonymous said...

Then the town is stuck with the parks. The legacy of Feiner. Lets stop him before we have more.

And the lawsuits will result in them getting charged to the villages. Even if they leave, they have to continue paying their share.

Anonymous said...

and so why arent the VOC and Rosenbergh objecting to village residents having use of the dog park if they dont want to pay for it???

Anonymous said...

Becaue they want the village residents to have use of it, just not pay for it.

Anonymous said...

Many of the parks in Greennburgh have been paid for by THREE governmental entities in partnership - New York State, Westchester County and the Town of Greenburgh.

So, since residents of the Villages pay NY State tax and Westchester County tax, but not a tax to Greenburgh for parks, can we say that they are allowed only to use two-thirds of each park, since that is what they are already paying for?

Anonymous said...

No, we can say that they all should pay a pro-rata part of the Greenburgh share.

Anonymous said...

Last night the Village of Ardsley sponsored an outdoor movie at the middle school. Great event, although it rained in the middle. Many of the attendees were from the unincorporated section of town. They use the park. They watch the movie. They don't pay anything.

Anonymous said...

1. Not our decision at to charges.

2. At the school??? My guess is that the attendees, even if not resident in the village, are resident in the school district. Did the school charge a facility fee??

Anonymous said...

You guys are impossible. It reminds me of some spoiled child saying "you can't play with my toy." Grow up and play nioe.

Anonymous said...

Vote NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Greenburgh #7 Budget

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I was reading the local paper today, the headline is Mt. Kisco Cops get support. Deputy Mayor expects officers to be cleared.

Would be nice if the Town of Greenburgh Police Department Officers had YOUR SUPPORT in the upcomming federal law suit mess that you have created !!!!

Should be funny when you come ask the POLICE OFFICERS for their support in your upcomming election ...... just makes me laugh

Anonymous said...

You can ask the Police officers for support during an election, but it doesn't really matter because not many of them live in Town to Vote.

Anonymous said...

How about setting up a dirt bike park,motor cycles,and a regular bike facility.we also need one for motor scooters,we cant let the dogs have all the fun.

Anonymous said...

I do agree with residents of the villages they should be able to use greenburghs dog park and other places, however the residents of unincorp. greenburgh should be able to send there children to the village schools as well. It needs to be fair on both ends.

Anonymous said...

Has the Town made plans to increase its already inadequate liability coverage? Our Feiner park offerings are probably seriously under-insured and are absolutely certain to be designated for deferred maintenance, creating additional opportunities for lawyers to take the Town to court.
Perhaps Feiner is planning to become a member of the plaintiff's bar after his exit from Town Hall and is creating his own unique 401K plan. Who better to bring suit than the architect of the tort?

Actually 10:23 said...

Get your facts staight before you open your trap. almost 70 % of your ploice force lives in the Town. Not to mention their families.