I am writing in response to “Do not let Dickinson go to the dogs.”
What exactly does that mean? Is it asking too much for one small area of the city to be used to exercise members of our families? What would the city be like if we didn’t have the West River Community Center so that we can have happier and healthier lives? I feel that people who are not in favor of it need to get more information about dog parks.
There are rules that go along with using dog parks. All dogs would be accompanied by their owners and pick up after their mess. As for the noise, if you have a dog you know that when a dog has proper exercise and socialization, they bark less and aren’t frustrated.
If you want to say that it is our choice to whether Dickinson is run by special interest groups; yes. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t have the WRCC, rodeo grounds, Badlands Activities Center or the band shell. This is what keeps Dickinson going. Everybody has their own special interests. It’s what makes Dickinson appealing.
For the people who live near the area and say they already have dogs barking in their area, they should think of the positives it might bring. If your neighbors use the park, you should be able to open your windows in the summer and once again enjoy your neighborhood.
So, everyone in favor of the dog park, please come to the last meeting at the WRCC today at 8:30 a.m.
Jessica Loojahn, Dickinson