Public dog-walking part of a healthy lifestyle

Dear editor,
More and more, dog walking is becoming a form of recreation.
As a society, we support healthy lifestyle in many forms such as bike riding, woodland trails and others that are not confined to the Community Centre or playing fields.

Dear editor,More and more, dog walking is becoming a form of recreation.As a society, we support healthy lifestyle in many forms such as bike riding, woodland trails and others that are not confined to the Community Centre or playing fields.I see no reason why an off-leash dog park should not be given equal consideration as other non-traditional forms of recreation. I frequently walk past Port Augusta Park and seldom see any activity there other than the odd person walking.It was encouraging to see the group of people show up with their dogs and to see the park in good use. I guess the case may be made of a disruption to the neighbourhood, but it should not take to long to canvass those nearby to determine the extent of objection to this use.It should not be too difficult for Town staff to determine a cost for some fencing or even give consideration to some other site. As has been stated, dog owners are taxpayers, too, so let’s get behind a worthy cause and support this activity.D.W. (Don) Davis,Comox