Paw Park is open
It was a beautiful fall day Oct. 13 — the kind of day that beckons you to go outdoors and soak up the sunshine. Residents of Bath, along with their canine companions, celebrated the opening of Paw Park, located next to Firefighters Park behind North Chestnut Street.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for a new recreational area dedicated to our four-legged friends. Bath Mayor Fiorella Reginelli-Mirabito, donning a shirt saying “Paw Park, I Dig It,” welcomed the joyous crowd.
“We have a lot to learn from our four-legged friends,” Reginelli-Mirabito said.
The park has two areas, one for large dogs and the other for small dogs. Both fenced areas have benches donated by residents in memoriam, and in between the two is a tree presented by former Councilwoman Cynthia Anderson.
Reginelli-Mirabito explained there were several fundraising efforts and contributions from local businesses that made the four-year project a reality. Along with the green T-shirts she and other council members wore, they also held basket raffles and purse bingos, which generated more than $17,000.
A special thanks went to Steve Yost, owner of Tri-Boro Fencing, and his crew for donating their labor for the fence installation.
Also in attendance were state Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th; council members Mark Saginario and Carol Bear-Heckman; and borough Manager Brad Flynn.
There are several upgrades planned in the near future. Improvements include additional planting and landscaping and a larger playing area for children.