Dog owners object to removing grass at Canine Corral
Original post made on Jun 2, 2008
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on Jun 2, 2008 at 11:38 am
What a hard decision. I can see both points to a story, but we're in a recession. That money used to keep up the grass is a lot; yet the dogs/owners won't be happy.
As a dog owner, I much prefer grass dog parks because they don't get as dirty as if it's some other type of substance (sand/gravel) or the decomposed granite they are talking about.
But having astroturf might be a horrible decision-- who would clean up the urine???
What do football fields use on their fields besides astroturf? Has that option been explored?
on Jun 2, 2008 at 3:04 pm
I like the grass in the dog park. My dog loves it.
on Jun 6, 2008 at 5:19 am
Dear dog owners,
I think you're being a little short-sighted. How dirty will your dog get in the middle of summer after restricted irrigation when the area turns from green grass to brown dirt?
With astroturf, as I understand it, the urine would drain down through the astroturf and be absorbed into the ground the way it does on natural grass. You don't clean up your dog's urine now, do you?