The fastest growing type of park in the United States are dog parks. Dogs need to be able to run and be off their leashes. People in Ellsworth currently travel to other locations to give their 4-legged family members the opportunity to socialize with other dogs and run free in a safe environment. I think Ellsworth is the place for people to spend their time in a healthy way with their dogs. I want to bring a dog park to Ellsworth because it will improve the Village of Ellsworth and be a tourism attraction for visitors to come to our city. Often people search for dog friendly places to visit and we can be that place.
Dog parks are gathering places for pet parents. People bring their pets to the park to get exercise and socialize with other pets. Dog owners also spend the time socializing. While the dogs are playing, community members are more likely to form relationships, participate in conversation and discuss community information such as upcoming events. Often the pet owners learn useful tips by listening to what other pet owners have to say, or what some of their experiences have been. Dog parks also promote safety because the pet owners are not walking on busy streets trying to cross with their dogs.
Dogs generally do not get ample off-leash exercise and social activity with other dogs. When dogs get the adequate physical and mental exercise they need, humans are able to notice a decrease in the level of troublesome behavior from their dogs which will benefit society as well. Dogs are like us, highly social animals, and many enjoy spending time with their own species. At the dog park, dogs get practice reading a variety of other dogs’ body language and using their own communication skills they get used to meeting unfamiliar dogs on a frequent basis. These valuable experiences can help guard against the development of fear and aggression around other dogs. With a dog park, Ellsworth will have healthier pets and people to improve the quality of life in our city.
The money raised with be used for the dog park fencing and installation, dog waste bag dispensers, waste bags and maintenance. I ask for any help you can provide, even if it’s sharing the link to this page! Thank you in advance for helping me with this project and creating more smiles and wagging tails!!!