(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
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
"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*