7/25/12 Last weekend, I spent over 10 hours at the dog park and got feedback from several owners for repairs,
upkeep and ideas. I also started a Facebook page ( Lincoln Dog Park Grand Forks)
and updated the RoamingPaws website. I will be pasting my correspondence on these
pages, but only conclusions from the Committee when mutually acceptable.
1. The sinkholes- with
recent rain, they are prominent again. 2 are just beyond the cement, and the
larger one is about middle of the dog park.
2.The maintenance access
fence between the small dog area and larger dog park has a large gap vertically and also underneath. Little dogs are coming over at free will. Can we put the same yellow barrier there like at the entrance
gate of the small dog area?
3. The northwest corner
fence facing the street of the small dog area is escapable as well.
4. With these hot days
and high sun, a shelter or canopy in the small dog area should be a priority. Do we need to raise funds for that?
5. What do we need to do to move forward on lighting now that fall is soon ahead and the days are getting
6. Agility course / equipment was also suggested.
7. A puppy pool above ground or a dug in pool was suggested several
times again, but only if there was access to a hose outside the dog park(s) to rinse dogs off after their swim.
8. A hose would also
be helpful for water for big dogs with the current fountain having little pressure.
Many dishes are left and filled throughout the day.
There were was only
one complaint about animal behavior which the individual did state it was the owner's responsibility, which we know.
There was also one rumor
that there was "talk" that the dog park was closing because of uncontrolled animal behavior.
Has that been discussed at the administrative level?