Letter: Dog park could be a solution

In response to the letters in the March 6th paper (No dogs wanted ...

In response to the letters in the March 6th paper (No dogs wanted at Pond Park, Dog free park at Spit, etc), I would ask that you all think of this as a people park, for people with, or without dogs, a place where people can socialize and take their dogs for some exercise. I would challenge any of you to visit the dog park in Duncan. It is a place where the “regulars” gather with their coffee, their children and their dogs (there is even a coffee/bagel kiosk next to the park). We often find there are people there who do not own a dog, they just enjoy watching the activities. It is clean and everyone picks up after their dogs. It is not noisy. The dogs are free to run and play in a confined space. The people become friends. While I’m not suggesting that giving people a safe place to exercise their dogs will solve the problems at Whiffin Spit, maybe it will help. So, rather than just saying “no” to the park, why not work with us to find a solution?

Patricia Marsh,

East Sooke