Backers of a plan to turn a needle-infested, abandoned recreation complex in Stony Brook Reservation into a dog park get a chance to convince DCR to let them go forward at a meeting in Hyde Park on Tuesday.
The session starts at 6:30 p.m. at the municipal building, 1739 River St.
The irresistible force that is the Dog Park Association of Southwest Boston has run full force into the immovable object that is state Rep. Angelo Scaccia (D-Hyde Park), who has been doggedly fighting the proposal for a couple years now.
At issue is the Thompson Center, which long ago stopped serving the recreational needs of kids with disabilities and which now slowly rots into the surrounding forest, used by drug addicts, graffiti artists and, ironically, some neighbors who use it to walk their dogs.
The dog-park association has raised money for plans for their proposed park and say they would raise money to slowly rehab the center into a state-of-the-art facility that would also be open to picnickers and other non dog-owners.