How much money is this going to cost the taxpayers of Beacon....??
Wow, I never thought of that-maybe a dog park and dog pool. From what I've read of dog parks and from what I've experienced the owners would be responsible for the dog's actions, aggressive dogs restricted from using the park, or a separate space for smaller dogs (even Beagles).Now I like dogs as much as the next gal, but most of the dogs I've encountered in Beacon are so unsocialized that they would eat any smaller pooches they found in an enclosed dog park. Of course, I don't like Beagles. So I propose a variation on the river pool for this breed. Just take all the Beagles out to an enclosed pool in the Hudson and let them romp around in the water for a week or two, and if they sink -- then they are witches anyway.
I think a dog park would be a wonderful thing for the dogs of Beacon. We have been allowed to use an empty, fenced-in lot at the west end of Main St, but we need more volunteers to make it more user friendly. Not many people use it any more. Ideally, a larger spot would be nice. I'm sure there's a way to make this happen at no cost to the tax payers. You put a lock on the fence and charge for a membership which gets you a key. Just an idea. Once the holidays are over we will have more time to get involved. Thanks for getting the ball rolling Chris. We can always use the lot on the west end in the meantime until there is more support.
Any update on this since last October? It seems to have gone very quiet. I'm now here full-time and would like to get involved in organising a decent dog park for Beacon.