Dog park opening delayed yet again

BARBARALLEN KOCH PHOTO | Pet owners will have to wait a little longer to take their dogs to Riverhead's first dog park.

The opening of Riverhead’s first town dog park has been delayed a second time, town officials announced Friday.

The dog park, a fenced-in area near the new baseball fields at the Enterprise Park at Calverton, was scheduled to hold a grand opening Saturday, May 12. But the ceremony has been pushed back because poor weather delayed improvements that were supposed to be made at the site, said Town Councilman James Wooten.

Mr. Wooten said the dog park is expected to open “soon.”

The park was originally scheduled to open April 28, but was delayed because paving work in the new park’s parking lot wasn’t finished yet.

Access to the site is restricted until the paving work is completed.