Residents Weigh-In on Dog Parks
The movement to bring a dog park to New Bedford is picking up steam again. A City Council committee held its second meeting on the subject Wednesday, since being re-formed following a two year hiatus.
Many residents in attendance spoke in favor of the Reed Estate property on Maple Street, which had been used by many as an unofficial dog park, until animal control officers began a crackdown on the city's leash laws. Page Street resident Wendy Shore says she misses the community feeling that came with bringing her dog to that property.
The Reed Estate lot is owned by the state, and was not one of three originally considered by the committee in 2009 for a dog park. The committee is expected to continue reviewing sites and possible funding sources for such a project.