Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Dog Park News (January 28, 2012)

Moraga dog park plans focus of lawsuit
San Jose Mercury News: The suit seeks to force the town to suspend plans for the dog park, which has been approved by the town council. According to the petition, the town's resolution to create a 1.1-acre fenced area within Rancho Laguna for off-leash dogs and their owners ...
Marysville dog park in the works
Port Huron Times Herald: By CRYSTAL GARCIA MARYSVILLE -- The location of a proposed dog park has been narrowed down to two sites: Marysville City Park or property behind City Hall, 1111 Delaware Ave. "The biggest project for this year is starting to proceed with the dog park," ...
Waco's first dog park offers safe off-leash play
The Baylor Lariat: By Rob Bradfield For dogs tired of endlessly lapping the Bear Trail, Waco's off-leash dog park might be worth a visit. The three-and-a-half acre Heart of Texas (HOT) Dog Park is the first of its kind in Waco. The privately owned park is located at 4900 ..

West Milford dog park has support of residents and woman's club BY ANN GENADER A dog park, opened in late 2011 by Jim Worth at Pequannock Feed and Pet Supply at 85 Marshall Hill Road, has the enthusiastic support of the West Milford Woman's Club. West Milford Woman's Club Publicist Debra Colby and Jim Worth of ...

Humane Society: Tips on proper dog park etiquette
Savannah Morning News: Thanks to the new dog park at Daffin Park, it's easier than ever. Whether you're an old hand or new to dog parks, abiding by the posted rules and being aware of “pack” behavior and etiquette will make your doggie play time safer and more enjoyable.

Teen helps unleash new dog park
Adelaide Now: Erin O'Brien, 14, in the new dog park in North Adelaide yseterday that she was involved in creating. It will be officially opened to the public tomorrow. Picture: Calum Robertson Source: The Advertiser EVERY dog will have its day in the city now that ...
Rangers broadcaster Nadel helps in community Nadel first became involved with the Dallas Parks Department 12 years ago, when he led the drive to establish the first leash-free dog park in the city. "My wife, Jeannie, and I had taken our dog, Mookie, on a car trip to Carmel, Calif., which was the ...

Longview council rejects leash law
Longview Daily News: The proposal, pitched by councilman Ken Botero, would have forced dog owners to keep their canines on a leash in all public spaces except the dog park at Gerhart Gardens. Dogs found running loose would have been impounded by the Humane Society.
Cub Creek transforming
Wilkes Journal Patriot: There will also be lighting installed for the Hidden Oaks Dog Park and the community garden. A walking trail is being graded along the tributary from College Street to the area near the dog park to allow residents of Rose Glen and the Historic ...
Dog owner leaves scene after woman's leg broken by pet Other dog park users drove Black to hospital where she needed several pins, a plate and a piece of donor bone to repair her badly broken leg. Black says she's still waiting for an apology and hopes the owner of the dog will keep it better controlled, ...

Adult Exercise Stations Being Explored for Madeline Park
Patch: This new development comes after Waukesha County announced it was transforming Menomonee Park into a dog park, squashing similar ideas of turning the 7-acre Madeline Park into a pet-friendly area. Parks and Recreation Director Amy Flaherty said the ...
Garden Expansion, Shared Services Among 2012 Goals [VIDEO]
Patch: The list of 28 items includes renovations of parks and pedestrian paths, including trails and sidewalks and a new dog park. Green initiatives and energy audit recommendations also provide the borough with cost-saving opportunities, especially with ...

Chase Your Shadow 5K Run/Walk benefiting Portage Lakes State Park
Akron Leader Publications: Currently, the organization is working on creating a new dog park and a bird and butterfly garden in the state park. Recently, the group completed the installation of an 18-hole disc golf course.

Ackerman Skate Park closed for repairs
Charleston Post Courier: ... which are expected to arrive soon, the city said Thursday. Work on the repairs should begin the week of Feb. 17, and the park will reopen as soon as the job is complete. The adjacent dog park, fields and other sections of the park remain open.
Traffic solution could eat up open space
Glenwood Springs Post Independent: The park features baseball and soccer fields, tennis courts, a fenced dog park, a playground and a 1-mile loop paved trail. The trail is among the most popular amenities. The proposed road alignment would route the road over a section of trail a couple ...
Largo Residents, and Their Dogs, Enjoy the Wonderful Weather
Patch: While Eagle Lake Park is considered by some a dog park, don't tell Joan Byrne the city doesn't have any parks for dogs. “We most certainly do,” Byrne said Wednesday. Byrne, the city's recreation, parks and arts director, admitted that each of the ...
First round of ideas proposed for Roberts Stadium
14 News WFIE Evansville: She suggests a man-made lake with boat rentals, walking and biking trails, and a dog park. "I don't like the idea of Evansville being the most obese in the country, so this project is one that people could walk, jog, picnic," Dye said.
A Paws for Pets: The Innocents
York News-Times: Bob was instrumental in the building of our dog park and was a driving force in our quest for a new shelter. Thank you Bob, for your service and leadership. You will always be a best friend of YAAP.
KOKC: The suspects drove around in the parking lot in a White GMC Arcadia and knocked windows out of three vehicles and taking purses. The crimes come a day after a brazen burglar who has been smashing windows at YMCA's, daycares and the dog park.