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Defending Lions Park

Published: Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 5:30 a.m. CST

To the Editor:

In response to John Martin claiming Lions Park is going to the dogs, you have grossly and maliciously misrepresented the facts.

Lions Park is enjoyed by a mix of people – some own dogs. On occasion a dog might slip out of its collar, and some people like to let their dog off the leash to play in the river.

There is absolutely no fact to your claim that young mothers have been scared out of this park because of positive dog interaction with adorable, friendly, social, family pets.

The gentlemen you chose to complain about are simply Americans with disabilities and daily visitors to the park who also bring their beloved pets there. While they are there, they clean and maintain the pavilion and grounds.

Furthermore, your statement about turning the south end of Lions Park into a dog park is not only sarcastic, but ludicrous. Certainly, no one wants to see two baseball fields (made for children) eliminated in favor of a fenced-in dog park that’s inadequate in size anyway.

I mean, really?

Steve McCoon

Fox River Grove

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