The Seattle Parks Department is making plans for the future of our City Parks. The draft document, The Parks Legacy Plan addresses the importance of City parks and their maintenance. In its 149 pages it does not discuss or ask for comment on the Off Leash Areas and their future in the city. We need to let the officials know that Off Leash Areas are a high priority to us and should be included in planning the future.
Did you know…?
…unlike most cities, there are more dogs than kids under the age of 19 yrs. in Seattle?
…dog parks receive a much lower priority for routine maintenance (mowing the grass, trimming, etc.) than on leash parks?
…that beyond aesthetics, tall grass is a health hazard for our dogs and for us?
…for all the talk about Seattle being a dog friendly city, did you know that we don’t even rank among the top ten friendliest?
…WHAT CAN YOU DO TO MAKE SURE WE DON’T LOSE THE DOG PARKS AND TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE REGULARARLY MAINTAINED BY THE CITY?
…If you believe dog parks are an important assent in Seattle, government officials need to hear from you! You may speak up at a public meeting or correspond with the Parks Department, City Council and Mayor’s office via email or snail mail. Time is of the essence! Even a one or two sentence email can make a difference!
…Seattle Parks and Recreation
…Seattle City Council
…snail mail: P.O. box 34025, Seattle, WA 98124-4025
…Snail mail: P.O.Box 94749 Seattle WA 98124-4749