Petition calls for off-leash hours for dogs in Princeton public parks Princeton, NJ local news%


Princeton resident Calvin Chin has started a petition calling on Princeton officials to allow off-leash dogs in certain Princeton parks at certain times of the day.

The municipality does not allow dogs without a leash in public parks, and the city does not have a dog park. At least three council members promoted the creation of a city dog ​​park during the campaign, but a dog park never materialized. Plainsboro, West Windsor and Pennington all have dog parks. Mercer County also operates Mercer County Bark Park at Mercer County Park in West Windsor.

“Dogs (and their owners) would be happy to have the opportunity to come together in community and allow their pets to run freely with each other,” it reads. the Change.org petition for off-leash hours in Princeton Parks which was signed off by about 300 people as of October 25.

“The pandemic has highlighted how important it is to provide outdoor spaces for people to come together in community. Many cities (eg, Brooklyn) have prescribed zones and schedules that allow dogs to be off-leash, ”the petition reads. “We are asking Princeton to designate specific areas and times where dogs can be allowed off leash.”

The Princeton board was scheduled to discuss the issue at the public board meeting on Zoom on Monday night, but the issue was pushed back to the November 8 board agenda.


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