Neighbors of Two Strike Park complain about the dogs running free. As a neighbor of Rosemont Middle School, I can tell you that every weekend and most evenings we are bombarded by sports teams that that use the school fields. It has increased traffic, noise and litter. The amount of trash that is left on the fields after these events is a health hazard, not to mention unsightly.
One time, a person parked in front of our driveway and we couldn't even leave our yard. Similar problems will not result from a few dog owners letting their pets run free in a park. There are many solutions, such as having a by-permit-only dog park or allowing companies to sponsor such an endeavor, such as Alpo attempted to do a few years ago at Dunsmore Park. A dog park will add to the community and no one will have to give up anything. Dogs and ballplayers can peacefully co-exist.
Dismissal of vices doesn't end hazard
Andrew Hagler's letter ("Why not go after others for littering?" Mailbag, Saturday), was both facile and manipulative, essentially treating poor diet, littering, vehicle pollution and public smoking as equal in effect and enforcement. "One of the biggest killers among people today is health issues, such as obesity, diabetes and other ailments that can affect the heart," Hagler says. "But we don't target people walking out of a fast-food joint and say that's disgusting."