Poway Rejects Off-Leash Dog Park at Softball Fields

Dogs will not be allowed to roam off-leash on the same grass used for kids’ softball games, city leaders decided Tuesday.

The city council meeting was packed as people on both sides of the issue showed up to voice their support and concern with turning a softball field into a part-time dog park.

Some dog owners had proposed the idea to share Silverset Park as a way to serve more residents.

“The softball teams rarely, rarely use the park anymore, that's why we're here today to put good use to an empty field for three hours a day Monday through Friday," one proponent said at the meeting.

Folks against the proposal pointed out the fact there is a dog park just a few miles away.

If the council had directed staff to move forward with a trial run it would've cost about $30,000 to implement with most of that money going towards soil tests to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act.

In the end it came down to the money and the council voted 4 to 1 to reject the dog park.

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