Wildwood New Jersey’s first dog-friendly beach got a little friendlier yesterday, with the unveiling of a bright red fire hydrant sculpture. A gift to the city of Wildwood from Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Water Parks, the 25-foot tall, 5000-pound art piece was crafted by local artists from a recycled amusement ride.
Jack and Will Morey–second-generation partners of Morey’s Piers–as well as several local officials and the Wildwood Fire Department helped dedicate the sculpture. It “celebrates the bark in all of us,” said Jack Morey. “And in a bigger way, it’s about a community that’s found it’s quirky self.”
Dogs and humans were on hand…er…paw to participate in the event.