Momentum building for dog park in Perry Hall

Supporters befriend the issue on Facebook

July 28, 2011

Perry Hall has it all, except for a dog park! A growing number of people happen to feel this way as evidenced by the relatively new Facebook group, Perry Hall Dog Park.

Since its establishment in April by Tammy Zaluzney, the group has taken off. As of this writing, the one hundred plus like-minded members are focused on making the "Perry Hall Dog Park" a reality. Supporters include Councilman David Marks, Del. Eric Bromwell and the Perry Hall Improvement Association executive board. The Perry Hall White Marsh Business Association has posted the dog park flyer on their website.

Tammy is impressed with the response received about the dog park. She said, "Perry Hall is clearly a place where people love their pets. The response to the simple question, 'Does Perry Hall need a dog park?' has been incredible. Individual residents, businesses, associations and elected officials have all expressed their support for a dog park in Perry Hall. We are looking for the ideal location, which is tentatively Honeygo Park and for funding and support to help the county make it happen".

As Tammy stated, the location has yet to be decided, but the group supports Honeygo Park as its first choice. Take your dog for a walk there and you'll see it already looks like the "unofficial" dog park of Perry Hall. People and their dogs visit the park daily; the dogs exercise and socialize as do the people on the ends of their leashes.

This easily accessible park with plenty of parking will be hard to beat. However, they have lined up a second choice at the site of the former Mt. Vista Golf Course.

A strong volunteer core base has formed with Jason Danaher, Vicki Rummel, Pat and Doug Single and others working on funding, making business contacts and spreading the word. The group has published a flyer to let more people know they'd like "a fenced, off-leash dog park where well-behaved canine citizens can exercise in a clean, safe environment without endangering or annoying people, property or wildlife."

Additional volunteers and dedicated park supporters are still needed and welcome to join the group. If you'd like to volunteer or become a member, please go to the group's facebook page or send an e-mail to and your comments will post to their facebook page.

Last month's column about the Howe family and fostering animals was missing the contact information. If you are interested in fostering, please contact your local animal shelter or rescue of your choice. The Howes foster for Charm City Animals and you can contact them via e-mail to

Go to and check the new, modern look of the website! For the first time in the history of the PHIA, residents can join the PHIA and pay dues online.

Seven Oaks Senior Center, 9210 Seven Courts Dr. in Perry Hall, and members bid a sad farewell to Terry Almon, assistant director, when he retired recently. Please join in sending best wishes to Terry for a happy and fulfilling retirement!

Chad Casserly will be joining Seven Oaks as the new assistant, transferring from Cockeysville Senior Center. He will split his time between Cockeysville and Seven Oaks until a replacement for his position at Cockeysville can be hired. Welcome to the neighborhood Chad!

Also, the center will hold a Skin Cancer Awareness Talk and Screening on Friday, Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. Skin cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer. Understand the importance of checking your skin each month and learn what to look for.

Nancy Hanrahan PA-C of Franklin Square Hospital will discuss skin-cancer awareness, answer questions and screen members for skin cancer. Sign up at the front desk by Aug. 3 for your 10-minute appointment. For more info, call 410-887-5192.

To share your news or announcement in the Perry Hall/Kingsville area, send an email to or call 443-286-5881.

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