Ithaca Dog Park Updates

Delivering updates on the dog park legality

Common Council Voting on a Continued Extension

Posted by huskadoor on April 2, 2008

Having passed the Planning and Economic Development Committee the possible further extension is now up for a vote on Wednesday by the common council as to whether the park will stay open until Dec. 31. Current plans also will move the fenced area westward and increase the park’s area, so that state mowers can get past the fenced area. A variety of groups voiced their opinions Monday when the mayor invited concerned groups to a discussion.

Read the Article: Mayor gathers dog park stakeholders

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Potential Further Extension

Posted by huskadoor on March 19, 2008

Common Council’s Planning and Economic Development Committee will vote on a further extension to the legal dog park. This extension would keep the current park open until Dec. 31. The Ithaca Journal spoke to Tim Joseph, the State Parks Regional Director. Joseph stated, among other things, that he wants a dog park to stay there, and that the temporary one will be in place until a permanent one can be established. He also said that the park will always be fenced, as that was where many complaints and issues came from.


Read the article:

Common Council close to extending dog park exemption

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Dog Park Coming up on City Agenda

Posted by huskadoor on January 30, 2008

Mayor Maria Coles said that she is planning to schedule 2 meetings on the dog park. These meetings will consist of all the groups involved attending, and each group giving a short presentation. These presentations will be followed by question and answer sessions.
Read the article: Dog park, GIAC on city’s Feb. agenda

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Temporary Park Legal!

Posted by huskadoor on January 11, 2008

The fence around the temporary fence is now fully constructed. This makes the temporary dog park legal. See Fence Construction Started for more info {previous entry.}

Note that the new temporary park includes more land towards the Hanger Theatre than the previous park.

See the article:

Fencing is up; off-leash park reopens at Festival Lands

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Fence Construction Started

Posted by huskadoor on December 19, 2007

On Saturday, December 15th TCDOG members volunteered to pound in fence posts for a 4 foot tall fence that will surround the new temporary park. The city has alloted $6,000 to construct a temporary fence. The off-leash area will not be legal again until the fence is completed.

Read the article:

Dog owners volunteer to build fence at Treman off-leash park

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Exemption Unanimously Voted In

Posted by huskadoor on December 6, 2007

On Wednesday 12/5/07 the Common Council unanimously voted in the extension to the leash law exemption. This would extend the temporary legal dog park until April 3rd. The extension will not be valid until the fence is erected.

be sure to read the article at:

Common Council votes unanimously to reinstate, extend leash-law exemption

Why they changed their votes:
Tomlan:it included the $6,000 fence

Mari Coles:she said that she changed her vote in the spirit of Hanukkah, compromising for the public good. She also mentioned that she hopes they will be able to find a permanent dog park resolution.

Gelina:Gelina believes that people are going to become highly irrational if this extension passes.


Source: Wikipedia Ithaca Dog Park

Below is the map of the temporary park, showing where the off leash area is.

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Extension Vote

Posted by huskadoor on December 5, 2007

Today at 7:00 PM the Common Council will vote on a proposed extension to the temporary dog park. The result of the vote will be posted on this blog as soon as it is available. The proposed extension would involve:

>Making it legal to have dogs off leash again in the festival lands until April 3rd 2008.

>Constructing a $6,000 temporary fence around the festival lands. Much of the opposition to the park should be solved by building this fence, although others have said that it is pointless to erect a fence to keep the dog’s away from people when the city has acknowledged that dog walkers are the only ones to use the park in the winter.


Be sure to read the article on this in the Ithaca Journal at: Dog park exemption returns to city agenda

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Past Events

Posted by huskadoor on December 4, 2007

The Dog Park was temporarily legal until December 2007, then an extension was voted down and it is now illegal. A re vote is scheduled in the future. People will most likely continue to use the park regardless. What happens at the next vote will be posted, as well as other news.

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For Info:

Posted by huskadoor on December 4, 2007

For information visit the Ithaca Dog Park Wikipedia page,

or see the same content at:
Wikipedia Content

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