Maintain Off-Leash Privileges at Our Englewood Parks!

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Lu watson
4 weeks ago
Everyone uses these and cleans up after their dogs and have good dogs / you’re always going to have a few idiots but why should we all suffer because of them

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Blanca Rivera
1 month ago
I’m signing because this is our favorite park for this very reason, our dog is super friendly and I believe maintaining this park off leash will let all the friendly pups play together still!

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Kara Mitchell
Jul 4, 2020
Dogs are required to be on leashes everywhere. It’s so nice to have a nice park where responsible owners and friendly dogs can gather and stretch their legs for once. Please keep these parks open. My border collie looks forward to his park days every morning.

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Heather McMinn
Jul 1, 2020
Centennial park is THE best off leash dog park.
You can enjoy the park and bring your dog while they enjoy it too. Unlike standing in a cage, board, while my dog is board, too. Please keep it a true off leash park!

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Jack Rose
Jun 28, 2020
Providing our noble & beloved canid friends with a modicum of open space to stretch their legs is the humane & right thing to do.

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Cindi Guilbert
Jun 25, 2020
Folks who drive from other parts of Denver to enjoy the off leash parks in Englewood spend money on their pets and themselves in the city bringing in revenue in sales tax and supporting restaurants and small businesses. Locals have used the park for decades. It is rare that police or animal control are called out to the park as most dog owners are responsible for their pet. If anything, we should be looking at following where tax dollars that should have been spent to upgrade the sprinklers, went. An audit of Parks and Rec is in order. Also, it's absurd to put library budget with Parks and Rec. Library should be under services or by itself. And the board picked by the Director of Parks and Rec clearly does not represent this community. If the Director wants to hire friends who may or may not use or parks or even go daily to our parks as I do, should not be permitted to "consult" on what happens to the parks. The Council should be asking for the background of the folks giving council before listening to their commentary. We need less time wasting and more improvements with how the parks are managed. I think the Director of Parks and Rec is not supporting the community as you can clearly see....#1 on the job description. My dog and I love Jason Park because it is off leash but also use the other off leash parks once a month. I use Jason once a DAY 365 days of the year for the last 5 yrs. It increases property value in the neighborhood as realtor mention the gorgeous off leash lark in their listings. To turn an off leash into a no dogs or on leash park is a travesty. So many people love and support animal adoptions in our community. And many seniors are able to social distance with masks socialize BECAUSE their dogs are off leash. There is no need to designate small and large because the smalls and the larges get along.....its the magic of off leash. Thank you for your time and for allowing me to speak on this topic. I love Englewood---dont change what ain't broken.

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Brenda Angle
Jun 23, 2020
I'm signing because , my fur baby enjoys being able to chase the ball across the grass or wading into the edge of the lake., plus she gets better exercise as she participates in these activities. She likes to go exploring as we walk around the lake. She enjoys making new friends. We also practice our off leash Obedience drills for when we can compete again to get our open obedience title. (dosen't work to practice on leash as some exercises are at a distance and off leash.) We drive to this park just for the opportunity to work off leash. We always pick up after ourselves and obey all the park rules. The people fishing leave a mess at the park, not us and fellow dog owners.

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carol serber
Jun 23, 2020
Responsible people should be able to unleash their dogs...i sid so for many many years... please don't stop unleashing.. ❤❤❤

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Coral Yuen
Jun 22, 2020
More families have dogs than have children in the US these days. Cities simply need to accept that as the new reality and dog parks are a necessary part of serving their residents. There are plenty of other parks for people who don't like dogs and those people need to accept the fact that the park systems are SHARED spaces and must have areas that accommodate everyone!

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Marc DePaul
Jun 22, 2020
It’s important to have off leash spaces for our four legged friends.