Many of you have heard the news and/or seen the articles in today's Bluffton Today and Island Packet about the Bluffton Town Council meeting on January 13th.
We have GOOD NEWS - the Council has agreed that the new location in Oscar Frazier Park is suitable for the dog park! They have asked some questions, all of which are reasonable and necessary to develop the park. They have authorized the Town staff to gather and present details on a proposed budget and maintenance and insurance costs. We look forward to working with them to complete this process soon.
There were a few people at the meeting who opposed the location (based, unfortunately, on inaccurate perceptions about how a dog park actually functions). We understand that homeowners in the vicinity may have questions or concerns, and will meet with members of the POA and the Town staff to resolve those issues. Together we will build a park that will contribute to the quality of life for all Bluffton residents and dogs.
Paws are now on the Path!
THE BIG PICTURE
Do you see it? Can you dream it?
If so, then please join us on the path to the park - we welcome (and need) people who want to work together to achieve the goal of having a Dog Park in Bluffton. With your help, 2015 can be the Year of the Park!
To email us, click on the envelope at the top right corner of this page or click on the "Ask us..." tab.
To connect to our Facebook page, click on either the small Facebook symbol at the top right corner of this page or the large one directly below this...
Our Board meetings are open to the public and we welcome your participation. We will be having a meeting as soon as we have information to share; watch for the date and time here. As always, we will post information here and on our Facebook page as it becomes available.
If you have any ideas or concerns please feel free to contact one of us (click on the Board of Directors button for contact info for the current Board members).
Send a picture of your dog (in jpeg format, please) to: firstname.lastname@example.org . Include your dog's name (and yours) with up to 25 words about both of you. They will be published weekly (depending on the number received). Get to know the dogs and people with whom we will share the park!
Show your support for the dog park and purchase personalized 6" x 9" pavers to be installed in the park. They make a great gift or remembrance, and since Friends of Bluffton Dog Parks is a non-profit 501(c)(3), your gift or donation is tax-deductible. To print a purchase form, just click on the "paver form" button to the right, complete and mail it to us... or you can purchase via the web on the DONATE page.
Right now we have commitments for 76 pavers; most of them will be installed in the park (several people are going to use them at home). Our thanks go to Jennifer Megliore, who spearheaded this project and who kept track of all the donations and forms.
We will be contacting everyone (mostly by email) to verify if they want to keep the same engravings or make any changes. We're starting with the "A's", so please be patient with us!
The Friends of Bluffton Dog Parks is working hard to bring a safe and fun dog park to the Bluffton community. We need your help!
The Friends of Bluffton Dog Parks was formed to promote responsible dog ownership and protection of our environment in support of the health and wellbeing of dogs and their owners through education, off-leash recreation and other dog-friendly facilities.