Pitch made for dog park in Armstrong

A dog park would make a nice addition to the community, but it’s not going to happen in Armstrong

A dog park would make a nice addition to the community, but it’s not going to happen in  Armstrong.

Elaine Turner wrote a letter requesting that the city create a dog park for owners to let their dogs off-leash in a safe environment.

“We have recently been denied access to common school grounds which severely limits responsible dog owners a run for their dogs,” wrote Turner.

“I live in a strata and, like many other responsible dog owners that live in like situations, we would like our dogs to be socialized and be able to run safely off-leash with other dogs.”

Coun. Paul Britton, a teacher-counsellor at Armstrong’s Pleasant Valley Secondary School, said  it was irresponsible dog owners that resulted in school grounds being off-limits to dogs.

“Our kids had to go out and play on those fields,” said Britton. “They are a perfect place for people to have their dogs run around but if they’re not going to be responsible (cleaning up after the dogs). there’s going to be less and less places for them to do that.”

The only such place in Armstrong that is dog friendly is the IPE grounds.

Council voted unanimously to send a letter to Turner advising her of the dog friendliness at the IPE grounds. Turner has also sent a copy of her letter to Spallumcheen.