Park for dogs a distinct asset |

Park for dogs a distinct asset

This is in response to a letter complaining about the off-leash dog park being too small and admonishing the lack of research.

I am the manager at Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley. When Larry Bailey, president of the Penn Valley Rotary Club, made his initial presentation to the park board, he was requested to gather more information about this project. He subsequently returned for the board’s further review and consideration, and he answered all of the board’s questions. The board then approved the off-leash dog park, which was totally funded by the Rotary.

Space is at a premium in the park. With the help of many volunteers and at no expense to taxpayers, the Rotary added a very nice and much-used addition to the park. Allowing for the limited space available to address the multi-purpose needs of such a widely used park, this one-of-a-kind enhancement is a distinct asset.

In closing, “You can please some of the people, some of the time…”

Michael Faletti

Rough and Ready

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