We’re getting a new addition to our family! It has four legs and tail – a dog! My kids and I visited the Naples Humane Society in Naples on Saturday – just to look – and found a wonderful little pooch! It’s still in the works, but hopefully by this Saturday, she’ll be coming home with us. The volunteers at the shelter were very helpful, especially Marco resident and dog park champion Deb Chapman (Read her letter online at marconews.com). I too will need a place to walk and play with our furry friend. In the six years that I have been working at the Eagle, I know the residents have been working towards getting a dog park. Now the matter is closer to my heart. So count me in on wanting a dog park for Marco.
I live near that stretch on Winterberry Drive that Deb talked about in her letter. It might be OK for walking, but dogs do need a place to stretch their legs and run, without fear of getting hit by a car.
My kids play baseball, soccer and whatever other sport happens to play at Winterberry Park. Yes, it’s big open space, but I’m not sure if it’s the right mix.
From what I have been reading, Tract K seems to be the spot Islanders want for their dogs. I’m not sure of all the logistics of getting this approved but I’m willing to learn.
I agree with Deb: To tackle this problem and find a solution that will make everyone happy and including the ones with paws.