Before this summer, dog owners at Pennswood Village had to leave campus to let their beloved pets run off-leash and play with one another. Now that the newly constructed dog park is open right here on Pennswood’s campus, residents have a safe, open space available to allow their dogs to socialize, play with one another, and spend more time off-leash. (Of course our 82 acre campus and all of our walking trails still remain pet friendly, however dogs must be on a leash, except for the dog park.)
“Before the dog park, we had to put our dogs in the car and take them to the park,” says Elaine Daniels, a Pennswood resident who led the charge for the park’s installation. “We formed a committee to work on the idea, created a contract with detailed information, and presented it to the Pennswood Village Residents Association.”
The Landscaping Committee, a group of about 15 residents and several staff members, organized the effort, obtained approval from the board, and then staff installed the fence and equipment.
Photos Courtesy of Barbie Bromley and Yoma Ullman.
On June 15, nearly 80 residents (and one dog) warmly welcomed the new putting green to the Pennswood Village Sports Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration. The 9-hole putting green is an addition to the already existing bocce ball and croquet courts, creating diverse choices for all to enjoy at the Pennswood Sports Center.
“It’s very similar to miniature golf. You simply play with a putter,” says Jack Williams, Pennswood resident and member of the Sports Center Committee, “but the obstacles are the slope and the “quickness” of the green that controls the rolling speed of the ball.”
Pennswood Village is excited to officially welcome our new Director of Development, Susan Abtouche!
“Susan was a clear choice for us,” says Ben Hoyle, CEO of Pennswood. “I think she’s going to be a really great fit for Pennswood.”
Susan is now serving as a member of the Senior Management Team, and she will share in the responsibility of overall management and operation of Pennswood. Her main responsibility will be to oversee the planning and implementation of fundraising programs for the community.