City investigates proposal to install off-leash dog park

May 19, 2010

UPDATED – 2:24 p.m. May 19, 2010

Newcastle City Council members voted unanimously to investigate possible solutions to the lack of an off-leash dog park in the city at their meeting Tuesday night.

Councilwoman Lisa Jensen was not in attendance, making the vote 6-0.

The direction to the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission, to research the issue grew amid resident concerns over leash laws that will begin to be enforced in coming weeks.

Dogs must be on leashes within the city. To date, city officials and police haven’t enforced the laws.

The announcement came in response to limited incidents of off-leash dogs at Lake Boren Park, city officials said.

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