Thank you for visiting Astoria Dog Owners Association’s website. Astoria Dog Owners Association is a civic organization geared towards increasing services and facilities for dogs and dog owners, and advocating on their behalf. Our primary objective is to increase the quality of life for our neighborhood’s dogs and dog parents. Thus far our biggest initiative has been working towards getting a new dog run built in Astoria; a project we are proud to say is now in the works thanks to the hard work of many.
To learn how you can get involved with Astoria Dog Owners Association, please click here.
While we now have a physical park site, Parks Department and community approval, funding, a park design, and as of November 2017 a contractor secured to build the park, there is still quite a bit of work to do. We will continue to keep the community advised as the city moves forward with the planning and design phase of the project, both here and on our Facebook page. The latest estimates (as of 1/28/2018) are that we should break ground in April 2018, and have a fully built dog run by April 2019.
Funding and Campaigning
Astoria Dog Owners Association is extraordinarily grateful for the support of our public officials, including Council Member Costa Constantinides, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, and State Senator Michael Gianaris. Without their dedication to our project and generous allocation of funds, this project would not be possible. After winning $500,000 through our participatory budgeting campaign (and thanks to our Councilman), Senator Gianaris and Borough President Katz allocated an additional $500,000. To learn more about the funding efforts of our public officials, see the latest press release from the Councilman’s office. You can also read more about these updates in our blog post here.
Astoria Dog Owners Association would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our 2015 Participatory Budgeting campaign sponsors, our supporters, and everyone who went out and voted for Proposal 13! We wouldn’t have gotten to this point without the help from all of you!
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