Two new dog parks open in Milan

Milan’s Sempione Park gets dog area.

Right in the centre of Milan, a 6,000 sqm zone in Sempione Park has been set aside for dogs – and their owners – for exercise and play, close to the city aquarium.

Over 120 volunteers from the Area Cani Milano association and local contractors all cooperated to fit out the area with especially resistant turf and equipment for games.

The zone is divided into two areas, one for large and one for smaller dogs.  The turf will be periodically treated to prevent bacterial infection.  Use of the park and all the equipment is free. There is even a first aid post for dogs, the first of its kind in Milan.

Cutting the ribbon on 12 November, councillor Pierfrancesco Maran praised the efforts of the association and the help provided free by contractors, saying the project fitted into the city’s vocation for volunteer civic activity, like adopting street flower-beds and shared green areas.

Another dog park was opened last weekend in the Alessandrini Park in the Calvairate district in Borough 4,  fitted out with equipment for agility training, and with no charge for entry.