New dog park lacks facilities

Yesterday, I got a phone call from a Red Deer resident with a concern. He and his wife took their dog to the new off-leash park on the south side. Although pleased with having the park available, he had a question.

Yesterday, I got a phone call from a Red Deer resident with a concern.

He and his wife took their dog to the new off-leash park on the south side. Although pleased with having the park available, he had a question.

Why did this mayor and council spend thousands of dollars having a monument built to put a brass plaque on to honor themselves for putting an off-leash park on a landfill site that could be used for very little else? It will be years before anything like housing etc. can be built there.

Their concern? No washroom facility, not even a porta-potty.

As a grandparent, I wouldn’t want my grandkids heading off into the bush on a landfill site on the edge of town to answer a nature call. I also don’t know very many, if any, women who would be comfortable answering a nature call in such a public area.

This is just another example of how little leadership quality this mayor and council have. Thankfully this mayor knows he would never get re-elected and is not running again. But how many of these idiots are we going to re-elect?

None, I hope. They haven’t given us any true return on the investment we’ve already wasted on them.

Jerry Anderson

Red Deer

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