We’re working on building a Dog Park in Sparta. Please peruse these pages to find out more about our progress, how to donate, and more.
RESIDENTS SUPPORT THE DOG PARK
We always believed Sparta’s residents could pull together their resources to build a Dog Park without using tax dollars. So far, we’re quite impressed.
Thank you to everyone that has donated so far. We’ve got long way to go, and a lot of fun to have getting there. Come join the fun. Together, we will make it happen!
THE “NEED” FOR A DOG PARK
Sparta has a leash law. Right now, the only place a dog is permitted to run off-leash is on private property, like your own backyard.
And where dogs are allowed on a leash in public is limited: they are not allowed in any town Park except the Glen. And to reiterate, they are not allowed off the leash in the Glen.
So our dogs can exercise in town as much as we have our own safely fenced-in yards and as far and fast as we can run them. Even still, their socialization is stifled.
The need for a park is evident. On average, each year there are 2600 licensed dogs in Sparta. Statistics also show that for every two dogs that are licensed, there is one that is not. That’s a lot of wagging tails.
If you’ve ever been to a dog park, you know the value. There’s nothing like letting “Lucky” off the leash to romp and run.
Dogs benefit greatly from a dog park: socialized dogs bark less and are less aggressive. Exercised dogs are healthier and live longer.
Open to the public, the Dog Park would provide the perfect venue to prevent misuse of other ball fields and open areas. Foster dogs and homeless animals would benefit from our Dog Park, too. It is a venue to host Adoption Days and let dog enthusiasts meet a possible new addition to their family. The quest is clear: we need Sparta Dog Park!
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