10 Jun Mumbai Gets Its First Dedicated Dog Park in Vashi
Pet Lovers, rejoice! Navi Mumbai has inaugurated its first dog park in Vashi. Fully equipped with playing areas and dog tunnels/ladders, the dog-exclusive park has been constructed and developed by the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) for the use of pet parents, free of cost.
“Navi Mumbai is a 21st-century city and is equipped with all the facilities that a city requires”, said Divya Gaikwad, a former corporator from Vashi, who was central in establishing the park. “However, pet lovers have always complained that there is a lack of a dedicated place for dogs”, he said.
At 900 square meters in area and developed at Rs 26 lakh, the park is a welcome addition in a metropolitan city like Mumbai. While pet corners have been developed at a few parks across the city by the NMMC, this is the first park dedicated to dogs. The park is equipped with a dog walk ramp, jumping hurdles, a balance beam, hill climb, and bridge climb. “It is well designed and will serve as a dedicated space for dogs, pet owners, and pet lovers to spend quality time,” said Gaikwad.