Is Pennsport going to the dogs? Last week we told you about the proceedings at a Dickinson Square West Civic Association meeting regarding the creation of a dog run for Dickinson Square.
That meeting highlighted some of the negativity surrounding a dog run for the park, but it was also made clear that many residents, even those opposed to that specific location, want to see this happen somewhere in the neighborhood. Another separate group of residents is now working on plans for a dog run, this one located under I-95.
This project would create three different fenced-in areas for dogs. One small, grassy dog run would be located at Front and Federal and another larger but narrow area with grass at Tasker and Water, located across from the the Wawa on Delaware Avenue. The third run would not have grass, but instead crushed granite with orange plastic barriers fencing in the space along Mifflin Street.
This project addresses some of the concerns of those opposed to the Dickinson Square dog run, especially in regards to noise and neighborhood disruption. For these dog runs to become a reality, the project will need approval from PennDot and the Interstate Land Management Corporation. Pennsport Civic Association’s Ed Kirlin is working with the group to help make this a reality for the neighborhood.
Is this a more realistic option for a dog park in Pennsport?