Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Prospect Park "Courtesy" Rules

Below is taken from the Prospect Park website. This is perfectly clear, right? Does this also mean that if the Board of Health passes the proposal that the department of parks can change all the times to 5pm? Who determines when a dog is "under control"? If the "courtesy" hours are at night, how is dog waste disposed of properly?

Off-Leash Hours
April 1 to October 31

· 9 p.m.- 9 a.m.: Long Meadow, Nethermead and Peninsula

· 5 - 9 p.m. Monday through Friday only: Nethermead

November 1 to March 31

· 5 - 9 a.m.: Long Meadow, Nethermead and Peninsula

· Owners must be in control of their dogs at all times.

· Please dispose of dog waste properly.

· Dogs are never allowed in playgrounds, on bridle paths, or on ballfields when a game is in progress.

· Do not allow dogs to dig - holes create trip hazards.

· To protect wildlife habitats, dogs must always be leashed and stay on paths in wooded areas.

· At Dog Beach (see Map), dogs must be leashed except during the above Long Meadow off-leash hours. Caution: the water at Dog Beach becomes deep very fast

It's too bad that nobody is monitoring the off-leash hours. I think that's by design.