Winter Dog Park set for Mateosky Park

(Jackson, Wyo.) - After months of discussion, the Town Council voted last night to install a temporary winter dog park at Mateosky Park at the Teton County Fairgrounds. At the last Town Council meeting on November 16, Town Council discussed installing the temporary dog park along Snow King Avenue at Flat Creek Drive west of Heritage Arena . In the meeting last night, Parks and Recreation Director Steve Ashworth and Public Works Director Larry Pardee said that this area wasn't going to work due to the shortage of fencing supplies and the frozen ground. As a result, they recommended Mateosky Park because it is already fenced in. One resident strongly apposed the idea of a dog park in that area. He recommended that the dog park go in a more secluded area, further from residences. PAWS of Jackson Hole Executive Director Amy Romaine commented that they were concerned about the small size of the area recommended. "I am going to support this motion and hope we can learn how to improve as we move forward," said Mayor Flitner during the meeting. Councilman Don Frank mentioned his concerns of having a dog park where kids play baseball. "I am unconvinced that this is the right place for a dog park," he added. "I will not be supporting this." After the motion passed 3 - 1, the Town Council directed staff to install the temporary fencing, signage, and mutt mitt stations for a temporary winter dog park in Mateosky park for use through March 31, 2016. *Feature Photo: Mateosky Park / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news