Reader dismayed by proposal for new dog park

Don’t spoil a beautiful little park and have other residents requesting a dog park close to them.

Having just read the article in the Eagle Valley News, re: a new dog park, I am dismayed.

Sicamous is very fortunate to have a great doggie park by the maintenance ground and the sewer plant right in our community, so why the request to section off an area for dogs to run in a small beautiful neighbourhood park?

This park is a very relaxing spot to spend some time in. It has dogs in mind by supplying doggie bags and  garbage receptacles, as well as a public bathroom, playground equipment, benches and an asphalt pathway for scooters, wheelchairs etc.

I believe we need to have green space (not brown space), in different subdivisions, but to have dog parks taking up real estate in each area is a little much to ask of Sicamous.

Certainly, they do not mix well with walking parks for the general public.

Dog owners need to have their own fenced-in yard for their pets, or be willing to make use of our dog park already available to exercise and play with their dogs.

I haven’t had a great deal of time, but the seniors I have talked to see no need to fence off part of Lions Park.

Council, don’t spoil a beautiful little park and have other residents requesting a dog park close to them.

Doreen Wilson



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