|TO: ||Neighborhood/Community Affairs Committee Members|
|FROM:||Jimmy L. Morales, City Manager|
|DATE: ||May 22, 2018|
DISCUSSION REGARDING ESTABLISHING A DOG PARK IN THE COLLINS PARK NEIGHBORHOOD, NEAR THE W SOUTH BEACH
At the March 11, 2018 Commission meeting, a Collins Park resident who spoke during the Dr. Stanley Sutnick Citizen’s Forum requested the City create a neighboring dog park. The resident suggested the Central Lawn east of Collins Park, wedged between the Seagull and the W Hotel, as a potential location.
At the April 11, 2018 Commission meeting, a discussion to consider establishing a dog park in the Collins Park Neighborhood, near the W South Beach, was referred to the Neighborhood and Community Affairs Committee (“NCAC”).
Presently, seven City parks offer either a large or small off-leash dog area.
The Central Lawn in the Collins Park Neighborhood is maintained by Greenspace and is routinely activated several times a year through the Tourism, Culture, and Economic Development (“TCED”) Department for special events, most notably Art Basel.
As part of exploratory conversations, TCED has discussed the dog park proposal with the Collins Park Neighborhood Association. The association is not in favor of a dog park at this location.
Discussion and direction on establishing a dog park in the Collins Park Neighborhood, near the W South Beach.