Slow progress: Penhurst Agricultural Park is one of three locations for the planned dog parks. *Photo by Kageaki Smith
Slow progress: Penhurst Agricultural Park is one of three locations for the planned dog parks. *Photo by Kageaki Smith

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16: More than six weeks has now passed since Bermuda’s first designated dog park was supposed to open.

But work is still yet to begin on the $75,000 project.

In March Michael Weeks, Minister for Works and Engineering, told the Bermuda Sun that the first of three parks would be completed by April 1.

The fenced in areas will be maintained by the Parks Department and are set to be located in Warwick, Smiths and Devonshire.

But there is still no sign of work having started on the government project at any of the three locations in Astwood Park North, Happy Valley Park and Penhurst Park.

OBA MP, Mark Pettingill, slammed the government for the lack of action on the project.

He added: “This is yet another example of a great idea that gets people excited and then nothing happens.

“The view of right thinking people is that this government itself has gone to the dogs.”

The Sun tried to contact Minister Weeks but did not receive any responses to our e-mails and calls.

A government spokesman told us: “There are still some logistical aspects being worked on, however the public, particularly dog lovers, can be assured that the project is still on track with work expected to commence in earnest in the coming weeks.”