Thanks for new dog park

Posted 9/11/19

This letter is to acknowledge the new dog park that now is open to all happy dogs and to their devoted owners!

Thanks to the two people who donated the funds to give us such a wide,clean and open …

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Thanks for new dog park

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This letter is to acknowledge the new dog park that now is open to all happy dogs and to their devoted owners!

Thanks to the two people who donated the funds to give us such a wide,clean and open field for the dogs to explore,walk and run and lie down in the shade of the trees.What a joy to take my dog there for the first time! She is an only child dog so being in a dog park was exciting for her as well as a new challenging experience.

I am grateful that we now have a convenient place to take our dogs to socialize and have exercise.

It’s the first day of school this morning so I am also celebrating the return of fall and all that September brings our special community. After many glorious days of summer in August I begin a new week of work, piano and walking looking at the natural beauty all around me.

Looking forward to spending quality time at the dog park. We should have an open house so others can enjoy this clean space for their dogs!

In appreciation,

Nan Toby Tyrrell
Port Townsend

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Debbie Jahnke

You're welcome! The City Parks staff did all the hard work to give you a park, with agreement of the landowners, our school district. We just gave you a fence! Rick and I don't have a dog at this time, but we know how important socialization is for dogs and their people. There is a ribbon cutting at 4 pm this Friday, September 13, at the park. Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, September 11
Nik Lance

I have to admit to conflicted feelings here. It's a great space for dogs, and one that I understand was needed. However, that wide, clean and open field used to be enjoyed by our son and his friends for baseball and other activities. The shady trees now enjoyed by those dogs used to provide rest breaks and chances for conversation among friends between games. It was particularly ironic to mention the letter being written on the first day of school, when this field was originally built at a school for the specific purpose of providing our community's kids with a safe and healthy place to play outdoors.

Yes, there are other places they can go, but whether intended or not, our children took away a message loud and clear the day they went to Mountain View and saw the fences: We talk about valuing kids, but when it comes to providing them with much-needed opportunities for outdoor activities, it appears this community prefers to, um, go to the dogs. Priorities change, I guess.

Wednesday, September 11