The City of
According to the letter sent to residents in the neighborhood, Director of Planning Christopher Parker and Recreation Director Gary Bannon are organizing this meeting to discuss the creation of a dog park at
The Master Plan sites
Residents and the public are invited to attend the meeting at the park on Saturday November 14, 2009 at 9 am. The goal of the meeting is to begin a dialog regarding the creations of the park within the existing park. Planning Director Christopher Parker confirmed that the amenity will be created within the existing confines of
According to Recreation Director Gary Bannon variety is important to the project. “We didn’t just want to fence in an open area, we want to create a fun environment for dogs and their owners. We will have a wooded area, as well as an open area. There will be shade for users. Also we are looking at having a separate area for smaller dogs.” There is a water service line on the property as well, so water will be available to dogs.
The dog park will add to the existing park, which includes a basketball court, playground, two tennis courts, and a large multi-purpose field. Recently, the City Council passed an ordinance banning dogs from athletic fields, and play areas, so staff felt that an alternative was needed to be provided. “Looking at the data in the appendix to the Master Plan, and based upon residents who have asked about it, it appears we have a need for a dog park in
The park will be constructed using fees paid by developers who have created projects in the nearby area. These projects contributed funds to be used to enhance
Should the weather not cooperate, an indoor site to relocate will be made available, and signs will be posted at the park directing participants to it. The Planning Director stressed that this meeting is open to all, and encourages all to attend this meeting.
For more information regarding the Long Hill Memorial Park Neighborhood meeting please contact the City of Dover Planning Department at 516-6008.