Off-Leash Dog Park Community Build at Crane Field Park Set for Saturday and Sunday

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new dog park will be at Crane Field Park, located at 1550 Mosswood Drive, off Aurora Road

ABOVE VIDEO: The City of Melbourne will host a “community build” to help build Melbourne’s newest “off-leash” dog park.

Financial donations to fund project comes from American Muscle Car Museum Owners Mark and Tetiana Pieloch

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The City of Melbourne will host a community build this weekend to help construct Melbourne’s newest “off-leash” dog park.

The new park will be at Crane Field Park, located at 1550 Mosswood Drive, off Aurora Road.

Residents are invited to come and help build the dog park and more than 200 volunteers are expected to attend the two-day event.

Volunteer hours are between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, February 8 and 9.

Volunteer work includes laying sod, building playground equipment, installing fencing and painting. Volunteers are requested to wear proper footwear.

Melbourne Parks and Recreation staff will be on-hand both days to assist volunteers to work along with Melbourne Council members and City administrative staff.

Both dog parks are spearheaded by Melbourne Vice Mayor Paul Alfrey and former BCSO Pet Posse Committee Chairman John Casey. This includes the design and implementation of the park, including funding through business partnerships and hundreds of volunteer hours.

Residents are invited to come and help build the dog park and over 200 volunteers are expected to attend the two-day event. Volunteer hours are between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, February 8 and 9. (Paul Alfrey image)

Financial donations to fund the project comes from the American Muscle Car Museum Owners Mark and Tetiana Pieloch.

Other major sponsors contributing to the park are the Space Coast Association of Realtors, D Bell General Contracting LLC, Hydro Plumbing LLC, Kangaroo Electric LLC, Lowes Home Improvement Store of West Melbourne, American Recycled Plastic Inc and Mutchler Creative Media. Melbourne’s first dog park, the Melbourne Pieloch Dog Park, was built in the same manner last year and hundreds of residents attend the park weekly.

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The Eau Gallie Pieloch Dog Park amenities will include a 12-jet splash pad, water spraying fire hydrants and Fido’s Fort, a large tunnel system for play and exercise.

The park has a separate area for small and large dogs. Many of the items used to build the park are derived from recycled materials including over 60,000 plastic bottles and containers, used to make the benches, chairs and signage and recycled paint and concrete.

The grand opening and “leash cutting” is expected to be in March 2020.

For more information, contact Melbourne Vice Mayor Paul Alfrey at 321-508-4339.

Volunteer work includes laying sod, building playground equipment, installing fencing, and painting. Volunteers are requested to wear proper footwear. (Paul Alfrey image)

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