Surveys were sent out last week to people living within one-half mile of these three proposed dog parks.
Everyone is encouraged to attend this meeting and vote in support!
Eastside Dog Parks Coalition Press Release
For more information, contact:
Joel Creswell, Member, Eastside Dog Parks Coalition
Public Meeting to Consider
Three Potential New Eastside Dog Park Sites
September 7, 2009: The Eastside Dog Parks Coalition announces a public meeting to consider three locations on Madison's east side for new fenced off-leash dog parks. The meeting will be held at Bashford United Methodist Church, at 329 North St., from 6:00-8:00 PM on Wednesday, September 30, 2009.
The purpose of the meeting is to solicit input from area residents about the three sites under consideration. Residents living near each proposed park are being mailed a survey soliciting their opinions on each park site. Surveys will be tabulated by the parks department.
The meeting is open to the general public. Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Bashford Church food pantry.
The sites currently under consideration are:
• A wooded area behind Burr Jones Field, at the intersection of East Washington Avenue and the Yahara River.
• Demetral Field, near the intersection of Packers and Commercial Avenues.
• McCormick Greenway, near the intersection of McCormick and Aberg Avenues.
6:00 pm - Brief introduction, overview of the process to date and outline of what comes next.
6:20 pm – Two separate meetings, one on Burr Jones and one on McCormick.
7:30 pm – Meeting on Demetral.
For maps of proposed sites, please see:
None of the proposed fenced off-leash dog park sites will overlap with existing sports fields or playgrounds.
Two sites, Burr Jones and Demetral Fields, are located in aldermanic district 12 (Satya Rhodes-Conway) . The third, McCormick Greenway, is located in aldermanic district 15 (Larry Palm). Both alders will be present at the meeting.
The Eastside Dog Parks Coalition was founded one year ago to lobby and strategize for new, fenced, off-leash dog parks that are within walking distance of eastside homes. At present, dog parks cannot be accessed without a car. We support a community of dog friends and dog owners who enjoy the freedom of unrestricted movement within a safe, fenced area, and the pleasure of making new human and dog friends.