Petition circulating: No Dog Park at Ellis Park
A group of Yellow Springs residents are very much opposed to Council’s vote on March 15 to put a dog park at Ellis Park. We feel that this park should be maintained in the natural setting that it is, and not be altered by fences, increased traffic and use. Ellis Pond is home to many wildlife species- blue herons, kingfishers, green herons, wood ducks, orioles, muskrat and of course Canada geese who sometimes raise their families there. It is an easily accessible spot where people, including the elderly and disabled, can escape into the tranquil, calming beauty of nature.
We are not opposed to the idea of a dog park, and would like to see its development at an different location. The two locations we think would be suitable are the old Stutzman’s property or an area directly behind the Bryan Center. These are both village owned properties that have parking and water available, no nearby neighbors, and are walking distance from most areas in town.
If you would like to join us by signing our petition, there are copies of the petition at Starflower Health Food Store, EcoMental, and the Emporium. Additionally if you would like more information, would like to help circulate petitions, or have ideas about other possible locations, please call Vickie 767-3901 or Maureen 767-7640. Thanks.