Perry Paw Dog Park Opens in Perry Hall

The dog park is the fourth in Baltimore County.

Ribbon-cutting at Perry Paw Dog Park; April 5, 2014. (Credit: Baltimore County Government)
Ribbon-cutting at Perry Paw Dog Park; April 5, 2014. (Credit: Baltimore County Government)
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz joined Perry Hall dog lovers at a recent ribbon-cutting to celebrate the opening of Perry Paw Dog Park, which is the fourth dog park in the county.

Located at Honeygo Run Regional Park, the facility cost $205,000 to create, according to a statement from Kamenetz.

It is a members-only park, run by the Perry Paw Dog Park Committee, which handles rules and regulations, memberships and daily operations. The group raised $20,000 to contribute to the construction of the park, the statement said.

"The committee has waited a long time for this day, and now our dogs will have a beautiful, safe place to run and play," Perry Paw Dog Park Committee co-chair Barb Waskiewicz said.  

Features of the park include the following:
  • Doggie water fountains
  • 0.34-acre area for small dogs
  • 1.06-acre area for larger breeds
  • Vinyl coated fencing around the perimeters
  • Trash containers and dog waste collection unit
  • Key card entry system for members
  • Porous concrete walkways for Americans With Disabilities Act access
  • Benches
Membership costs $30 for two dogs and $40 for an additional dog, according to the Perry Paw Dog Park Committee. Copies of each dog's rabies certificate and animal license are necessary for membership.

Perry Paw Dog Park is the fourth dog park in Baltimore County, according to Kamentez. Others are Wags Dog Park at St. Helena Park in Dundalk, Paw Point at Robert E. Lee Park in Mount Washington and the B.A.R.C. Park at Hannah More Park in Reisterstown.

"As an animal lover, I understand that pets are a part of the family and I am very proud that we are able to manage the fiscal resources of our county wisely to invest in quality of life improvements like this all across Baltimore County," Kamenetz said in prepared remarks. 

Councilman David Marks, who represents Perry Hall, said that this is the first of three park projects to be completed in the next two years in Perry Hall. Angel Park and Soukup Park are the others.

Judy Muskauski April 09, 2014 at 02:20 PM
$30. for two dogs but how much for just ONE dog? If one lives on the line between white marsh, nottingham and rosedale, would they be allowed in. I certainly would hope so, especially since I have taken my dog there regularly before it was a park. I was under the impression that the Honeygo Facility was built with some of my tax dollars.
Ray Bruns April 09, 2014 at 02:39 PM
So will this be a taxpayer-funded PRIVATE park? If so, the name should be changed to House of Cards Dog Park!!
Besty Voss April 09, 2014 at 06:22 PM
Please remember Mr. Kamenetz come election time. He is a man of huge political ambition and so far has not represented any living thing in his district. As he so eloquently stated at those who were unhappy at the groundbreaking for the new elementary school in Mays Chapel, "It's my job to talk. It's your job to listen." Vote this guy out of office NOW or he will be your governor one day.
PH April 10, 2014 at 10:37 AM
Interesting comments. We have a dog park in Carroll County. I don't know if our county government contributed to its creation, but I don't think so. The one acre park is located on property owned (I believe) by Random House. Any Carroll County resident is welcome to join. All joining fees go towards upkeep and improvements to the park. Volunteers worked very hard to bring this park into being. All I do know is that the park is very nice, everyone cooperates in cleaning up their dog's messes and disposing of it properly. Bags and receptacles are provided. We don't have a water fountain, but park users bring water and fill bowls that are present. There is a storage box inside the fenced area where emergency supplies are kept. Our dog park was much needed! Many communities have strict leash laws. My own community doesn't even allow us to fence our back yards. I love going to the dog park with my pibble and watching him frolic and play off leash with other dogs. Sitting on a bench with other owners and chatting. Enjoying the weather. I'm glad this crummy winter is over and I can turn my dog loose and let him work off some of his high energy again! I give a huge thank you to all of the volunteers who worked tirelessly to make this happen. We won't allow our dog park to go to the dogs (lol) either.
Janet Cobbs April 10, 2014 at 10:12 PM
Why would you report a new dog park that's not even in our area. Who's gonna take their dog all the way to Perry Hall and have to pay to get in, if we could. Check out your facts. Report what's happening in OUR area.


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