Don't Install Plastic Grass in Our Dog Run!
  • Petitioned City of Philadelphia

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City of Philadelphia
Mark Focht
Michael DiBerardinis
Anna Verna
City of Philadelphia

Don't Install Plastic Grass in Our Dog Run!

    1. Petition by

      Save Schuylkill River Park

We are certain that when Mayor Michael Nutter pledged to make Philadelphia “the greenest city in America” he was not referring to the green of plastic grass!

We beg the city, PLEASE DO NOT INSTALL PLASTIC GRASS in the Schuylkill River Park dog run or any Philadelphia dog run! We want a natural surface such as wood chips or decomposed granite.

- Plastic Grass holds excessive heat (20-70 degrees above air temp)
- Plastic Grass contains contains lead and antimicrobials harmful to dogs, people and the environment.
- Plastic Grass is abrasive
- Plastic Grass is difficult to remove soft stool from
- Natural alternatives are safer and much less costly

We pledge to do everything within our rights as residents and owners of the public land to stop the installation of artificial turf in city parks.

Our dogs are not guinea pigs. Please keep the surface of our dog run natural and safe!

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    Reasons for signing

    • Claudia Pop PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • almost 3 years ago

      No plastic grass!!!!!!

    • Alice de Stefano PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • about 3 years ago

      I can't imagine who 's bright idea this was!! Obviously some one who has never had to clean up after a large dog with loose bowels! Come on let's keep it natural. It's bad enough that there are no real grassy large areas for our dogs to really run, now they want to cover up what we have with plastic grass... yikes!

    • Elizabeth Cesarini PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • about 3 years ago

      Plastic grass seems like an unecessary expense that will make dogs and people uncomfortable.

    • Joy Henry PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • about 3 years ago

      use environmental friendly materials that are easier to maintain and replace.

    • Sarah Holmes PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • about 3 years ago

      not healthy!


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