Fans of the Jeffco Open Space Dog Off-leash Area (DOLA) are facing changes in their favorite park. The January 11th edition of the Canyon Courier has reported that there will be three public meetings scheduled to discuss the situation.
First meeting, Thursday January 19th at the Buchanan Rec Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen. 8 PM. This will include a briefing on the challenges facing the dog park (stream water quality, excessive dog waste, loss of vegetation, stream embankment damage, pedestrian and dog safety), followed by a brainstorming session between DOLA users, residents and Jeffco Open Space staff.
Second meeting, Thursday February 9th, presumably also at the Buchanan Rec Center, 8 PM. At this meeting, DOLA users, residents and Jeffco Open Space staff will categorize potential solutions and narrow down the options.
Third meeting, Thursday February 23rd, presumably also at the Buchanan Rec Center, 8 PM. At this meeting, Jeffco Open Space staff will present the solutions and an action plan for the DOLA.
If you are a DOLA user, a fan of the park, or simply have an interest in what will happen to the DOLA in upcoming months, plan to attend one or all of these meetings.
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