Pub­lic dog park meet­ing Dec. 5 at YMCA

Fenc­ing go­ing up for Yar­mouth’s new dog park first week of De­cem­ber

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Peo­ple who plan on tak­ing their dog to Yar­mouth’s new dog park are asked to at­tend a pub­lic meet­ing on Wed­nes­day, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. at the YMCA.

Fenc­ing is be­ing in­stalled at the dog park this week and it’s a happy sight for com­mit­tee mem­bers who have been work­ing to­wards that goal for three years.

The new park is lo­cated be­tween the Mariners ball­field in the Broad­brook Re­cre­ation Park and the Broad­brook trail. It is ac­ces­si­ble from For­est Street (where there is a park­ing lot) and South East Street (road­side park­ing).

Act­ing pres­i­dent Martha Cas­sidy says she is “very pleased” to see the fenc­ing go­ing up and says the park may be us­able as soon as Christ­mas, de­pend­ing on weather.

She ex­pects most peo­ple will be ac­cess­ing the dog park from the Broad Brook park­ing area off For­est Street.

Cas­sidy thinks the park should be used for a while be­fore putting up any sig­nage.

“That will give the dog park com­mit­tee time to have in­put re­gard­ing rules for dog owners, etc.,” she says.

She adds that ad­di­tional fea­tures such as benches, etc., prob­a­bly won’t be in­stalled un­til spring.

At that time, donor signs that were part of a fundrais­ing cam­paign will also likely be hung.

At the Dec. 5 meet­ing there will be a dis­cus­sion on rules and reg­u­la­tions for the dog park (by­laws), the elec­tion of ex­ec­u­tive po­si­tions and other mat­ters. New mem­bers are wel­come.

Mayor Pam Mood says she’s ab­so­lutely thrilled to see the fenc­ing go up.

“It’s the be­gin­ning of putting the park to­gether,” she said. “So many peo­ple have dogs, that in­cludes our visi­tors. We’re ex­cited to see this go for­ward and fi­nally have a place to land.”

The new dog park is lo­cated be­tween the Mariners ball­field in the Broad­brook Re­cre­ation Park and the Broad­brook trail. It is ac­ces­si­ble from For­est Street (where there is a park­ing lot) and South East Street (road­side park­ing).

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