The beach opened to dogs Tuesday after being closed last winter during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the repairs to the boardwalk and park. Dog owners were concerned it would be closed again this year as the county prepares for more construction that will require staging areas and safety zones.
Parks Department Deputy Commissioner Peter Tartaglia said there will always be some access to the boardwalk but the beach may be closed as needed over the winter to allow for the construction. The closures likely won’t start for several weeks.
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Note: The Parks Department asks dog owners to clean up after their pets.
Photo courtesy of Leocadie Robertson.