Release the hounds!
The ribbon was cut Sept. 15 at Shore Road Park’s new pooch paradise.
The Frank Decolvenaere Dog Run is the result of a $1 million project that transformed an unused asphalt space into a safe area for dogs and their owners.
Decolvenaere, a lawyer and Bay Ridge resident, was fatally struck by a car while walking his dog on Fourth Avenue and 101st Street in March 2020.
The new space features a canine-friendly synthetic turf, seating, an accessible walkway and water for the dogs. Councilman Justin Brannan funded the project.
Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Martin Maher joined other city officials at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“Parks and greenspaces are vital to the health and happiness of all New Yorkers – and that includes our four-legged friends,” Maher said. “I’m proud that we have transformed this unused space into a brand new community resource that Bay Ridge residents, humans and dogs alike, can enjoy for generations.”