Bushwick Dog Run Gets Long-Awaited $6.78 Million Renovation

The Maria Hernandez Dog Run Pack in 2022

SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES — After several years of advocacy from local dog owners, Bushwick’s Maria Hernandez Park Dog Run will finally get a much-needed renovation.

Paired with another renovation for the park’s playground, also funded by New York City Council, the project is set to cost $6.78 million. The project costs nearly $2 million more than most Brooklyn park renovations, but the likely culprit is a combination of inflation, rising supply chain management costs, and good old-fashioned city bureaucracy. Despite the hefty price tag, locals are in support of the renovation.