Source: NYC Parks Department

Source: NYC Parks Department

The following is a press release from the offices of Councilman Chaim Deutsch:

New York City Councilman Chaim Deutsch (D-Brooklyn), in an ongoing effort to improve parks in the 48th District, will host a Town Hall Meeting at PS 195 Thursday, April 3rd at 7 PM, inviting community members to share their thoughts and propose upgrades for Manhattan Beach Park, a major recreational park and popular destination.

This is the second in a series of Town Hall Meetings Council Member Deutsch will host in an effort to involve residents in plans to improve our local parks.

“I am working hard to improve our community’s parks,” said Council Member Chaim Deutsch. “I invite all area residents to attend this important Town Hall Meeting, share their vision of the park, and take a hand in shaping its future.”

Manhattan Beach Park, located off Oriental Boulevard between Ocean Avenue and Mackenzie Street, is home to baseball fields, beaches, playgrounds, sprinklers, and a dog run, in addition to basketball, tennis, handball and volleyball courts.

Council Member Deutsch’s Town Hall Meeting will give park goers an opportunity to weigh in on the future of Manhattan Beach Park. Those in attendance are encouraged to share their knowledge of the park, best usage, and point out facilities that may require repair or maintenance. In addition, community members will be given an opportunity to propose capital projects, which Councilman Deutsch will discuss with Parks Department officials for funding consideration.

“Take advantage of this opportunity to make Manhattan Beach Park a better place,” said Councilman Deutsch.

The Town Hall Meeting will be held in the auditorium at PS 195 [131 Irwin St. between Shore and Oriental boulevards] Thursday, April 3, at 7 PM.

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  • Lisa_Sheepshead_Bay

    I wish I read this last week so I could have gone. Does anyone know if the improvements to the parks will include the dog runs? We need rules or limits to not allow more than 2 dogs per person. I’ve seen a few times 2 people deposit 16 dogs from their dog day camp. And this other fellow constantly brings 4 dogs. If a dog fight breaks out between the non neutered/spayed aggressives this can lead to other dogs lashing out in fear. I am good with my one dog but am frequently questioning our safety when so many dogs are added at one time and not enough human handlers are there to watch their shelter/doggie day care responsibilities if something were to go wrong. I propose a limit of 2 dogs per person.

    • Barbara

      I go there almost every morning with my two dogs. The people who bring the dogs from the “dog day camp” are there because the dog run at Dyker Heights is closed. The dogs they bring are all neutered (they won’t work with dogs that aren’t) and they are all very well socialized, friendly dogs. And because the dog people who I’ve met at the run are such good people, those of us there at that time all work together to keep the dogs happy and not doing things they shouldn’t be doing. While all the dogs are having a good time and getting the exercise that will keep them from becoming testy with each other, the humans are enjoying each others’ company and watching the dogs be the amazing animals that they are.

      You should be much more concerned with even a single non-neutered male dog than any number of neutered dogs brought there by any number of people. Although I must say that even the owners of non-neutered dogs are, for the most part, responsible and don’t bring their dogs in when they believe it could be a problem.

      If you are worried, please come by on weekday mornings. There will be no fights. Just because dogs have a minor disagreement over a ball or a stick doesn’t mean they’re fighting or that any harm is going to come to your or any other dog. We all work together and want everyone who comes to the dog run to enjoy being there as much as the rest of us do.