City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury), says he understands the need to keep dogs from running loose in the tiny Beecher Street Park. But O'Malley says the dog owners of JP need a place where their pets can legally roam free and socialize.
In a letter today to Leo Roy, commissioner of the state Department of Conservation and Recreation, O'Malley says the Southwest Corridor Park through Jamaica Plain has more than enough land to spare some for a dog park.
It is centrally located, removed from residential dwellings, and offers the necessary space to allow for exercise and socialization of pets. I cannot underscore the benefits of a dog park; they are proven catalysts to enhance public safety and promote community.
There's already one dog park along the Southwest Corridor Park - in the South End.