Park Improvements for Man's Best Friend

1 decade 2 years 3 months ago Sunday, July 09 2006 Jul 9, 2006 Sunday, July 09, 2006 9:35:18 PM CDT July 09, 2006 in News

"I think it is something that will allow the people with dogs be able to get some exercise in a safe environment,"  said dog owner Mark Langstraat.

A meeting where people can come and speak out about the dog park will be held by the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department on Monday, July 10, at 6:30pm. The meeting will also talk about whether to separate large dogs from small dogs, or let them run together. Columbia will spend $70,000 total on constructing trails, planting trees and building fences.

Currently, there is a leash-free area the Bear Creek Trail, but dog owners are concerned that without a fence, their dogs may run into the road and be hit by traffic. Some people also think that weeds grow too high in the unfenced leash-free areas and small dogs may get lost running inside.

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