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Dog Parks Supported by Council President & District B Councilor

To the Editor:

In an effort to prepare for the upcoming meeting on dog park options, we are recommending and supporting the creation of at least two dog parks in Watertown.  From our many conversations over the years with large numbers of residents, both dog-owners and those without pets, we have long recognized that dog parks are an important amenity for our residents and their pets—one that helps to improve the quality of life in Watertown.  Working with the Departments of Recreation, Public Works, Community Planning, and Health we have visited numerous potential sites that might be appropriate for these parks.  We met with a number of challenges during our review, which ranged from square footage to location. The question for us has never been whether Watertown should have one, or more, dog parks, but rather, where should we locate them to best meet the needs of our dogs and our community.

The upcoming meeting at the Town Council’s Public Works Subcommittee will focus on reviewing our options for the dog parks that are being proposed.  The meeting is scheduled for February 4 at 7 pm in the Council Chambers, Town Hall.

Sincerely,

Cecilia Lenk, Town Councilor, District B and Chair, Public Works Subcommittee

Mark Sideris, President, Town Council

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Tony Palomba February 03, 2014 at 03:10 PM
Great news from Councilor Lenk and Town Council President Sideris. As a member of the Public Works Subcommittee, which Councilor Lenk chairs, I look forward to hearing what sites are being looked at for Watertown's two - no one - but two dog parks. As the Councilor who has worked closely with the Dog Park Task Force since April 2012, I have urged all the members and their dog-owning friends to come to the hearing and share their research, ideas, and appreciation to President Sideris and Councilor Lenk for their work. Councilor Palomba 781-664-3525

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