Banning the Construction of Proposed Dog Park at Orem Community Park
The City of Orem is discussing the construction of a large dog park at our beloved Orem Community Park. The location will take up close to an acre of land and will be just south of the playground near the pavilion where families have frequent reunions and bbqs, on the field which is the only large piece of grass available for activities our park was intended for. The current grass area where the proposed dog park would be would take away from all the youth sports practices, volleyball games, flag football games, kite flying and so many other activities. In addition the the safety of our kids while walking thru the park to get to the other side of the neighborhood and school will be compromised as this is intended to be a leash free area. In addition the area of the park is already heavily filled with traffic from the baseball diamond and people traveling to the different schools, the last thing this area needs is more traffic and less available parking for people coming to watch games at the baseball diamond. The dog park will be a leash free area and given the close proximity to so many homes, which would then place this in the backyard of their homes, there are many many children who will be playing within feet of the proposed dog park and this is a large safety concern. The proposed dog park does not belong in such a high traffic heavily people filled park which would remove the only large free piece of grass left in the park for people to use freely for the activities a park is created for. The plot of land is used constantly for the above mentioned activities. Placing this dog park would take away the opportunity for so many people to truly enjoy the park. It does not belong in our Orem Community Park. Please sign this petition if you are opposed to the construction of the dog park in the Orem Community Park.