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Dog park in Snowmass Village?



Yes, the time has come to develop a safe, fenced environment for our canine friends. Many communities across our nation are developing or already have safe, fenced dog parks.

Our community is surrounded by wildlife. The elk have migration paths, the mountain lion depends on sleuth and vast terrain, and the coyote and the bear are ever-present in our neighborhoods. Domestic dogs have fewer and fewer areas in which to run and to be safe and more and more leash laws. As the population of Snowmass Village increases, the town has recognized the need for a recreation center and fields for soccer and baseball. When you’re surfing dog parks on the Internet, Snowmass is listed as having an open, unfenced space for dogs to run. We often see dogs running in the playing fields as well as on the golf course. Hopefully the owners are responsible for their pets’ behavior and cleanup after them. Let’s fence an area adjacent to Town Park and make it a safe environment for our best friends. Dog ParksUSA.org offers advice on developing a successful and safe dog park.

The town has registered between 125 and 150 dogs during the past decade. This count does not reflect the number of animals owned by second-home owners or visitors who come here to enjoy our mountains with their canines.

Lyn Hemley

Snowmass Village


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