Had a chance to hit the dog run this past weekend, and it looks like our new fence is all done! I took a panoramic so you can see the finished product. Check it out!
Our new fence is six-feet high, two-feet higher than the original. This should solve our escaping dog problem, and should lower the risk of stray foul balls from the fields across the path injuring a human or pup using the run.
And as you know, it has replaced our old four-foot fence, which had many supports that were rusted through, top bars that were broken from people jumping over or sitting on them, and a gate that shifted with the temperature.
Now time to give thanks where thanks is due.
Our number one, biggest thank you goes out to Iams, without whom this would not have been possible. The total cost of the fence was more than $14,500 and Iams generously picked up the tab for the first $10,000. Thank you so much, Iams! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Next, we'd like to thank NYC Parks, especially Jennifer Hoppa (Administrator of Northern Manhattan Parks) for helping to organize and approve all of this, and Daniel Mercado and his Borough Crew for putting in all the labor to make it happen before the weather turned too cold.
And last but not least, thank you Inwood and Inwoof members for your generous financial and moral support to make this project happen. Without you, it would all be for nothing.
I'll leave you now with a video of some of Inwoof's furriest members enjoying the park, enclosed by the new fence.