Invitation to all of Dedham's dog owners:
The Parks and Recreation Commission has scheduled a public meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, to consider a site location for a dog park in Dedham. PLEASE COME TO THIS MEETING AND EXPRESS YOUR SUPPORT.
3 possible locations for a dog park.
Information regarding Town Meeting warrant
: By the Park and Recreation Commission. To see if the Town will vote to amend the General By-Laws of the Town of Dedham, Chapter Twenty-Three, Section 5 f.) by adding the following language thereto:
“Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the Parks and Recreation Commission, during the period beginning November 15, 2011 and ending March 11, 2012, may designate, define, and establish one or more temporary dog park areas within Town parks and establish regulations for the use of such dog parks by members of the public who wish to allow duly licensed dogs under their ownership and control to be present, walk or run without a leash, provided that any such dog shall at all times be under the supervision of the owner while present in any such designated area. A person who makes use of an area so designated shall not be in violation of this section, so long as in compliance with the regulations established by the Parks and Recreation Commission for use of such temporary dog park area and any other applicable laws, by-laws and regulations.”
And further to see if the Town will raise, appropriate, transfer or borrow a sum of money for the establishment of one or more such dog park areas, or take any other action relative thereto.
As other communities have found, a dog park is a great place to meet other people interested in dogs and to allow our best friends a safe place to exercise and socialize.
The meeting is at the American Legion Post 18.
The Parks and Recreation Commission