Dog owners want Dyker Heights park well-maintained

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Dyker Heights residents are upset and frustrated with the city Department of Parks and Recreation, saying their dog park is not maintained and is downright unsanitary.

Dog owners say the grass at the Dyker Beach dog park is never trimmed, there's dog feces everywhere, the box for dog waste bags is never refilled and that there are holes throughout the park.

Jimmy Gheida says he goes to the park about five times a week and that his dog fell in one of the holes about a month ago and broke his leg. He says he's been calling the Parks Department frequently for about a year, yet all he sees workers do there is empty out the trash bins.

Other owners say the park is supposed to be a fun place to go with their dogs, but instead it's a place they are worried will make their dogs sick or get them hurt.

The Parks Department tells News 12 in a statement: "NYC Parks maintains this park regularly and will send someone to look into this tomorrow and address any issues."

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