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Tewder

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I'm not a dog owner so would somebody please explain to me what a dog park is? Is it a place to take your dog so that it can relieve itself or is it a place for dog owners/dogs to socialize in?

In either case I rather wish we would create spaces specifically for this purpose rather than forcing it into established parks. I do understand that some larger parks can integrate different uses better but this just doesn't seem appropriate for smaller urban spaces like Clarence or Victoria or Grange eventually. These should be urban green space gems, not tracks of patched grass and wood chips filled with dog poop and surrounded by chicken wire.

If there were spaces dedicated to this they could be designed better, better surface materials, apparatus for the dogs, dog fountains, places for pooping (dogs not people), heated areas for dog owners etc?
 

Wrenkin

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It's a fenced area where you can take your dog off-leash. And you still have to pick up after them. If you remove the park, dogs are still going to have to relieve themselves. Are they supposed to wait until you can get them over to the island?
 

400WellingtonGuy

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So the idea of extending Wellington through here is dead?
Dead a long time ago Ed.

The interesting thing on this one is how State will try (or maybe not) to compliment the $1B Well project directly across the street. I hope a cheap office tower is not their plan.
 

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