Hudson’s new and improved dog park opens


The ribbon-cutting ceremony at Hudson’s newly upgraded dog park included (left to right) Councillor Nicole Durand, Director of Parks and Recreation Nicolas Pedneault, and Councillors Nathalie Best, Barbara Robinson, and Ron Goldenberg.

Dozens of dogs – and their owners – gathered on a perfect autumn day to sniff, explore, mingle, and christen Hudson's newly revamped dog park on Main Road across from Thompson Park.

“We're absolutely thrilled to have this addition to Hudson,” said District 6 Councillor Nathalie Best at the October 15, 1 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The park has been reworked to include a separate area for smaller dogs and has wooden structures and landscaped tunnels perfect for canine capers.

Boutique Penny Petz owner Shelley Gardiner greeted participants at the entrance with canine swag, including heart-shaped cookies, poop-bags, fridge magnets and doggie bandanas.

“We're immensely proud of the work that our staff has done here,” said Best. “This has been a huge effort on behalf of everyone but especially our leader, Nicolas Pedneault.”

Pedneault, Director of Parks and Recreation, was on hand to help Best turn the first shovelful of soil in planting a willow tree, on the park grounds. The terrain also features a lilac tree donated by resident Tracy Gallacher.

Councillors Ron Goldenberg, Nicole Durand, and Barbara Robinson were also in attendance with some of their own four-legged friends and declared the park officially open with a collective tennis ball launch.

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