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Danielle Ruiz-Murphy Recreational Dog Park
Danielle Ruiz-Murphy Recreational Dog Park

Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2015
By: J.P. Mascaro & Sons
Categories: Main Category

Five years later, we take time for a walk in the Danielle Ruiz-Murphy Recreational Dog Park and Horse Rescue to look back with our four-legged friends.

Imagine a place where your beloved four legged friend can run free! A place where dogs can play off leash and be able to freely make friends with other dogs. Well, in Berks County this place is a reality.

In 2010, we were honored to contribute and help the community build a recreational dog park.  In addition to being a playground for pups, The Humane Society uses the facility to house rescued horses. The Danielle Ruiz-Murphy Recreational Dog Park and Horse Rescue is located in Exeter Township. The first of its kind in Berks County, this 12 acre stretch of land includes several large fenced in parks for dogs to play off leash, a large barn for rescued horses, two horse pastures, a 1500 foot walking trail for on leash dogs and - of course - doggie water fountains.

The rescue was named for one of our family members who died tragically in a car accident. She was a special young woman with an enormous love for animals. We wanted a beautiful way to honor her memory and knew this was something she would have loved.  The Humane Society of Berks County coordinated with us to help bring this project to fruition. Pat Mascaro donated the 12 acres of land for the dog park and horse rescue center and paid for construction of the park. He is leasing the land to the Humane Society for $1 per year.

Today the park is operated by staff and volunteers who maintain the area. The park is open from 7 a.m. to dusk, seven days a week.

The Danielle Ruiz-Murphy Recreational Dog Park is free to the public and such an exceptional and rare area for the entire community. So go ahead and grab your dog and head on over to check it out for yourself.

For additional information about the dog park please visit - Humane Society of Berks County.

Tagged:Giving, Community, Giving Back, Donation

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