Work resumes on Canandaigua city dog park

It may have taken a while for the OK allowing work to resume on the Canandaigua Canine Campus to come through — too long, for those associated with the dog park.

But the Army Corps of Engineers last week granted a permit enabling the city to remove the trees blocking the driveway into the park off Buffalo Street.

And with that — and a few fewer trees blocking the way — the Canandaigua Canine Campus is expected to open in November.

Nancy McCarthy, who heads up the Friends of the Canandaigua Canine Campus citizen group pushing for the park, said she and city staff are in the process of establishing the dog owner registration process and working on an official opening date and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“I am delighted that this should all come to fruition next month,” McCarthy said. “My family and I can’t wait to register and take our two dogs to Canandaigua Canine Campus at last.”

Most likely, a soft opening is planned, according to City Manager John Goodwin.

“Hopefully, we can open it in the near future,” Goodwin said.

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