Dogs must stay at dog beach in summer

Dogs at Peach Orchard Beach must stay on leashes or at the dog beach in summer.

While dogs can run and play in Peach Orchard Park in the cooler months, in summer, they must stay on their leashes, except in the designated dog beach area.

At the Nov. 13 council meeting, council passed a resolution that dogs not be allowed off leash in the park from May 1 to Oct. 1 each year.

Mayor Janice Perrino said allowing the dogs to run at the beach in winter has helped to reduce the number of Canada geese there.

“The dogs have done a good job keeping the geese away,” Perrino said, “but the summer is so busy for families.”

The resolution upholds an earlier municipal policy for the beach.

It came following a letter written on behalf of a dog, asking that the park be used as a playground for dogs in summer as well as in winter.

 

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