The MST Dog Park Gets a New Name
The dog park is one of the most popular parks in Middle Smithfield, and now it has a new name.
At their meeting on December 28, the Township Board of Supervisors voted to change the name of the Middle Smithfield Township Dog Park to the W. Leroy Lewis Dog Park in honor of Leroy Lewis, the park’s long time caretaker. The park’s address is located at 108 Leroy Lane, which is also named after Lewis.
When he heard the news about the name change, Leroy, who lives next to the park and has been taking care of it since it opened in 2014, said that it “made his day.”
“Leroy is a fixture at the dog park,” said Supervisor and Parks Director Mike Dwyer. “He helps to keep it running and enforces the park rules. All of the park’s regulars know him and love him.”
A new sign reflecting the name change was installed in January. A rededication ceremony took place on Saturday January 27 at 1pm to unveil the sign. Township Supervisors, staff, and Leroy attended, as well as many of the dog park regulars. Leroy was overjoyed to see his name on the park he has spent the last several years helping to run.
“Leroy is a long standing member of the community,” said Supervisor Annette Atkinson. “He is a great example of what makes our Township a wonderful place to live and we are thrilled to honor him in this way.”