To: Susan Rosenthal, President of RIOC

Say NO to the Blackwell Dog Run Plan

We don’t want a dog run directly Abutting another children’s playground at Blackwell Park. Children actively playing and dogs don’t always mix well. Our children deserve to play in freedom and without fear. They need an ample place to play as well, and there are better sites for the dog run.

Why is this important?

A plan for a dog run next to the playground at the north end of Blackwell park is being pushed through without feedback from the community. Many parents are concerned that children actively playing around dogs poses a serious safety hazard. Furthermore, many children have dog phobias and their emotional, as well as physical safety, should count for something.