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Saturday, October 29, 2011
Meeting with Residents on Potential East Side Dog Park...
We started our meeting at the Nature Center and I explained that I had originally proposed using a portion of the maintenance yard just south of Spring (see map above). However, my colleague in the 4th Council District for whatever reason, jumped on the idea of a dog park but put out a release supporting the use of a second parcel -- which would greatly impact both the Nature Center and the Community Gardens.
To be clear, I oppose use of a parcel that would infringe on the Nature Center and Community Gardens for all the many reasons that those who attended the meeting today stated.
So we then looked at two alternate sites across Spring Street inside the El Dorado Regional Park.
The second site is behind the archery range -- out of range from arrows -- but a distance away from parking and restrooms and the entrance. The group thought that the public would not be as supportive of a dog park that was tucked back into the park and again returned to the first site in the park and again agreed it would be better.
The public is invited to send me their comments which I will relay to the Parks and Rec Commission which has the ultimate decision on this and other issues related to park use.
I want to thank my staff, Parks and Rec staff and the people who came out this morning to learn about this issue. Thanks so much.
Posted by Gerrie Schipske at Saturday, October 29, 2011
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