Public Hearing on Dog Park

Lumpkin County BOC will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, November 30, 7:00 PM in the  Park & Rec building on the issue of a Dog Park within the Yahoola Creek Park complex.

Dog Park supporters have worked for some two years on this project.  They submitted a petition of more than 1000 names of persons who support it.

No county funds would be spent on the Dog Park.  Volunteers will be responsible for installing a fence, landscaping, maintenance and policing.  There will be no greater liability for the county in this area than in any other area of the park.  No long term commitment on use of the property is being requested.

Dog parks are not just for dogs.  They offer a place for dogs to run off leash and exercise while their owners enjoy the company of other log lovers.  Folks who don’t have their own dogs have an opportunity to enjoy the company of these friendly pets.

Dog parks are considered an enhancement for tourism.  Many people travel with their pets and seek out places that provide a place for pets to unwind.

Attend the Public Hearing if you can.  Commissioners need to know who supports the Dog Park.

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