Monday, June 16, 2014

Wildwood Cuts Ribbon Opening Dog Beach

From left at Dog Park opening on Saturday is Mayor Ernie Troiano,
Commissioner Pete Byron and Commissioner Anthony Leonetti

Below is the official press release from the City of Wildwood on the opening of the new Dog Beach at Poplar Avenue.

To view our Facebook album of photos from the ribbon-cutting ceremony, click HERE.


Dogs and their owners flocked onto Wildwood’s Poplar Avenue beach Sat., June 14 as city officials cut the ribbon to officially mark the opening of the city’s newly designated dog beach

It was a picture perfect dog afternoon as pets and people strolled across the sand, down to the water’s edge to experience a late spring day at the beach.

“This has been a long time coming,” stated Commissioner Peter Byron in a release. Byron was instrumental in establishing the local dog beach.

Looking over crowd of beachgoers and their four-legged friends, Byron noted that pets play a vital role in families.

“Now there is another reason to come to town because you can bring your whole family to enjoy the beach and the ocean and have a great time,” Byron continued.

With the snip of ceremonial scissors Fido and Fluffy headed down to the beach for a day of frolic and fun.

Leashed pets romped in the water with their owners and soaked up the sun.

Year-old Calli made her way from Philadelphia here to celebrate the dog beach’s grand opening.

Calli’s owner, Adessa Marigliano, stated it was her dog’s first experience on sand or in the water.

“I love it,” stated Marigliano as Calli tugged on her leash wanting to go farther into the waves. Marigliano learned of the ribbon cutting from her father. The father-daughter pair, along with Calli, made going to Wildwood’s dog beach a weekend excursion.

“This is great,” she added, noting the dog-friendly beach gives pets an opportunity to enjoy family time with their owners as well as giving dogs a chance to socialize. “We’ll definitely be back.”

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