Oxbow dog park great: don’t quibble about washrooms
I was really annoyed at the letter to the editor from Jerry Anderson on Aug. 7.
I have been taking my dog to the Oxbow dog park for the last couple of years, and watch with interest how the City of Red Deer is slowly improving the area by planting trees, adding benches, dog exercise equipment and a fenced-off area for dog-training in an effort to make an interesting dog park out of what was once a landfill site.
I, along with hundreds of other dog owners, really appreciate what Mayor Morris Flewwelling and his council have accomplished and although this isn’t a park particularly well-geared for humans, the dogs absolutely adore it.
Just this weekend, visitors from B.C. were amazed at the facility and wished they had something like this where they lived, and thought it was such a good idea to build something like this where nothing else could be built, on an old garbage dump.
I think that Mr. Anderson and his friend with the weak bladder are making a bit of a “mountain out of a molehill,” or should I say out of a “landfill,” and if they can’t spend an hour or so walking their animals around this park in comfort, I suggest they go to Three Mile Bend where they have a toilet for humans.