Pieloch Dog Park of Eau Gallie Will Open With ‘Leash-Cutting’ Ceremony on Saturday
By Space Coast Daily // May 9, 2020
Dog owners responsible for ensuring pets have up-to-date vaccinations before visiting park
The new park features the area’s first “doggie” splash pad, which includes 12 randomly operating spraying jets; spraying fire hydrants; agility jumps; mounds; and Fido’s Fort, an interactive tunnel system
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Pieloch Dog Park in Eau Gallie will open to the public on Saturday, May 30 with a “leash-cutting” ceremony at 10 a.m.
The park is located at 1550 Mosswood Drive in Melbourne.
The new park features the area’s first “doggie” splash pad, which includes 12 randomly operating spraying jets; spraying fire hydrants; agility jumps; mounds; and Fido’s Fort, an interactive tunnel system.
There are separate sections for large and small dogs. There is no cost to use the new park, and it will be open from sunrise to sunset.
Dog owners are responsible for ensuring their pets have up-to-date vaccinations before visiting the park.
All visitors are asked to practice social distancing and not gather in groups of 10 or more.
The Pieloch Dog Park of Eau Gallie was created through the efforts of community volunteers and sponsors.
Spearheaded by Melbourne Vice Mayor Paul Alfrey and John Casey, the former chairman of the Brevard County Sherriff’s Office Pet Posse committee, a dedicated team of volunteers and city parks staff worked for hundreds of hours over several months to build and install the park’s many amenities.
The park is named for its largest donors, Mark and Tetiana Pieloch, local philanthropists and owners of the American Muscle Car Museum. The Space Coast Association of Realtors provided manpower through volunteers and grant funding from the National Association of Realtors.
Lowe’s Home Improvement and American Recycled Plastic offered discounted materials and supplies. The “doggie” splash pad was built by local volunteer contractors Hydro Plumbing, Kangaroo Electric, and D Bell General Contracting.
This is the second community-built dog park in the City of Melbourne. Similar efforts led to the construction of the first Pieloch Dog Park at Southwest Park in April 2019.
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