Keep Gilbert Dog Parks Open 24 Hours

Keep Gilbert Dog Parks Open 24 Hours

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Joy Marie started this petition to Gilbert City Council

The only time it's safe to take a dog to a dog park during the summer in AZ is at night! The dog parks should be 24 hours so that people can safely bring their dog to the park. When people drive with their dogs during the day there is also a risk of the dog being left in the car and overheating. Sun exposure is also a proven cause of skin cancer and some sunscreen has been proven to be toxic. UV exposure is a cancer risk all year, not just in the summer. We should spend more time exercising outside when the sun is down. It's a waste of our public resources to have parks that people and their pets can't use.

Dog people are good people. We aren't the ones selling drugs or engaging in prostitution in public parks. We just want a safe place to take our dogs. Not only is it good for the dogs but people need their exercise as well. This country has a serious obesity problem and after diet, exercise is the next best cure. The current generation of children is expected to have a shorter lifespan than their parents. Even pets are experiencing a greater obesity problem in recent decades. Having time to run, walk and play with the family dog during the cooler hours would be a good step in promoting health. Not only is exercise good for your physical health but it's vital for your mental health as well. It can even prevent dementia which will be a benefit to society in general.

The parks are already there so no money is required to build anything. We just need the opportunity to use what our tax dollars have already paid for. If the city council needs people to monitor the parks I am happy to create a volunteer park ranger program. Another option would be charging a special permit fee. The city could potentially make money off this idea. At the very least these parks should be open at night in the summer when temperatures are above a certain level. 100⁰+ temperatures are the norm! Please join me in supporting people and their pets!!!

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