Grassroots Group Formed to Advocate Off-Leash Dog Park

The Urban Ecology Center hosted a second meeting October 17 for people interested in a volunteer effort to establish legal off-leash exercise areas for dogs in or near the East Side and Riverwest neighborhoods. There were more than 30 people in attendance and much was accomplished. Committees have been formed to begin research to determine possible sites for both fenced and non-fenced areas for dog exercise. The goal of the group is to establish these areas in cooperation with county and city governments so that dog owners will have places to exercise their dogs without the threat of citations and the conflict of encounters with dog-fearing citizens. Related Articles: Mutual Respect Policy Called for in Riverside Park Between Dog Walkers and UEC and Pet Tales: Dogs Find Health and Happiness through Vigorous Exercise If you would like to get involved and help this effort by attending meetings and/or volunteering your time, please contact Stacy Conroy at or leave a message at the Riverwest Currents office at 265-7278. Riverwest Currents – Volume 1 – Issue 10 – November 11