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Preserve 50% of Clarendon Dog Park for Dogs

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Add your signature to the petition to preserve 50% of the Park at 13th and Herndon streets (Clarendon Dog Park) for dogs! Arlington County\'s Parks and Recreation Commission* held a meeting on November 13, 2007, to discuss the proposed design of the park. Clarendon Dogs has been informed that at this meeting, the Parks and Recreation Commission decided to recommend reducing the size of the dog park area to 40% of the total redesigned park space. The Clarendon Sector Plan calls for approximately 50% of the space be used for the dog park. At the county\'s unveiling of the Preliminary Master Plan for park redesign on September 25, 2007, the park concept and retention of 50% of the space for the park was generally agreed upon by all parties, and was in accordance with the Master Plan. Clarendon Dogs was not informed about this meeting until after it had taken place. Residents** of the Lyon Village neighborhood*** attended this meeting and submitted comments. Based upon comments received at the meeting, the Parks and Recreation Commission decided upon the action to submit the 40% recommendation. Clarendon Dogs is sending a letter to the Parks and Recreation Commission and the County Board to protest the lack of notification and request a meeting to express Clarendon Dogs\' views regarding the park redesign and preserving 50% of the space for the dog park. Clarendon Dogs is requesting supporters of the park sign the petition so that we may demonstrate the large support and representation of dog park users. Please support the Clarendon Dog Park by adding your name and voice! *Based on the second-hand nature of being informed about the meeting, Clarendon Dogs initially understood that it was the Arlington Planning Commssion that will be making the 40% recommendation. We learned within 12 hours of posting this petition that it was the Parks and Recreation Commission that will be making the recommendation. Clarendon Dogs updated the petition on November 16, 2007, at 10:45am to correct the title of the recommending commission. **Amended November 20, 2007, at 11:40pm to clarify that residents of Lyon Village were present (not representatives of the Lyon Village Civic Association) ***Clarendon Dogs was initially informed that members of the Hartford Condo attended this meeting. We have since been informed that they were not aware of the meeting and did not attend. Based upon this information, Clarendon Dogs has removed reference to representatives of the Hartford Condo attending and providing comments.


Clarendon Dogs promotes the Clarendon Dog Park\'s ability to bring dogs and people together and works to create an optimum climate for dogs, their owners and friends of the park. As a canine and human community, Clarendon Dogs is committed to informing users about dog park developments. Clarendon Dogs also serves as the sponsor of the Clarendon Dog Park, promotes adherence to the rules of the park, works to maintain and improve the grounds and liaises with Arlington County on Canine Community Area (dog park) concerns.


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