has created this FAQ page to help answer questions
you may have regarding the creation of a dog park in Tremont.
is a dog park?
A dog park is any fenced-in area in which owners may safely allow
their dogs to exercise off-leash and to play and socialize with other
dogs. Often these areas are managed by users in conjunction with city
would a dog park benefit Tremont?
the livability to Tremont.
New Tremont residents feel welcome as common interests and playful
dogs break the ice.
Fosters social interaction between diverse groups of people.
Pet owners will no longer illegally allow their dogs to be off-leash
in the neighborhood.
Discourages the current dog waste problem in Lincoln Park.
Discourages crime and loitering.
Well-exercised dogs are much quieter, less destructive neighbors.
sorts of rules will there be at the park?
The American Kennel Club has created a list of suggested rules which
the city government may use as a guideline for our park. These rules
1. Dogs who show aggression toward people or other animals must
be removed immediately from the park. Dogs who exhibit a history
of aggressive behavior will have their privileges revoked.
2. All dogs must be properly licensed and vaccinated and wear a
collar and ID tags at all times.
3. Dogs must be leashed prior to entering and leaving the facility.
Owners should have a leash visible at all times.
4. Owners must be in verbal control of their dogs at all times to
prevent aggressive behavior. Dogs must never be left unattended
or out of sight. Owners will be legally responsible for damage or
injury inflicted by their dog(s).
5. Owners are required to clean up and dispose of all waste left
by their dogs.
6. Dogs in heat will not be allowed.
7. Dogs must be at least 4 months old.
8. Off-leash dogs must stay inside posted dog park boundaries.
9. Children must be under constant supervision
10. Owners and visitors must comply with posted rules and regulations.
11. Park hours will be posted in consideration of neighbors.
the dog park smell and be unsanitary?
There are over 600 dog parks in the United States today, and the number
is growing exponentially every year. Dog owners who use these parks
value the opportunity the parks offer and are extremely conscientious
about taking care of these parks. Moreover, owners who take the time
to use the park care for the well-being of their pets and want the
area to be safe, clean, and pleasant. Therefore, dog parks have multiple
clean-up stations where owners may access waste-disposal baggies and
garbage cans. With the absence of a dog waste problem, dogs and people
are safe from the threat of disease. In sum, dog parks do NOT smell
and are exceptionally clean and well cared for by their users.
would a dog park in Tremont affect my homes property value?
Research shows that property values near dog parks increases, sometimes
significantly. For example, in one San Francisco neighborhood, property
values rose approximately 900% within five years of the construction
of a dog park (and thats not a type-o!) Consider this: parks
increase the livability of a city and provide for a better sense of
community. The more parks a city has, and the more variety of parks
a city has, the higher its property values tend to be. Moreover, research
shows a great reduction in crime in neighborhoods with dog parks.
Who would want to commit a crime with fifteen dogs and their owners
get answers on additional questions or concerns,
please call the T.R.E.A.T.S.