By Jodie Wagner of the Palm Beach Post
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at 2:24 PM
Visitors praise Cinquez dog park, which opened Saturday in Jupiter.
JUPITER — Andrea LaMack and Ken Normoyle say they know a perfect dog park when they see one, and Cinquez Park fits the bill.
The Jupiter couple took their Goldendoodles, Layla and Jessie, to the newly opened park Tuesday morning to let them run around.
“This is an amazing dog park,” LaMack said of Cinquez, which features three fenced-in areas — for small dogs, large dogs and an ‘at rest’ area — and other amenities. “It’s sizable, it’s got the palm trees, the walking paths, showers.
“They have small and big (parks), and they have a third area so you’re always going to be able to rest one of the three areas so you keep the grass growing. That’s the biggest issue with the dog parks. They get puddles, and the dogs get dirty.”
Eileen Donohue’s 6-year-old rescue dog, Cody, joined Layla and Jessie at Cinquez Park on Tuesday to play. She drove in from Jupiter Farms to visit, and plans to take Cody there regularly.
“There’s nothing like this anywhere,” said Donohue, who usually walks with Cody in their neighborhood. “There’s one off Marcinski (Road), but it’s nothing like this. It doesn’t have all the facilities, all the different types of things for the dogs to do. It’s a gift.”
The dog park opened Saturday after weather delayed its completion by about three months.
The 13-acre, $3 million project at 2183 W. Indiantown Road includes the three dog parks as well as nearby walking paths, picnic tables, fishing, a dog-washing station, picnic areas and restrooms.
Courtney Lemasney of Tequesta stopped by for the first time Tuesday with Hunter, her 1-year-old Cockapoo.
Lemasney said she heard about the new dog park from a Facebook friend who raved about it, and decided to check it out.
“I have a friend who has a lot of dogs and said it was awesome,” she said. “So I said OK. I thought we’d try it out. It’s great. This is good for him, for the socialization. It’s nicely done.”
Joe Phelps, a Jupiter resident who was with his Maltipoo, Grace, said the facility was a big improvement over other dog parks he’s visited.
“It’s much better, much bigger,” he said. “It’s not as muddy. There’s grass everywhere.”
For information on Cinquez Park, visit https://bit.ly/2PvqPy0.