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Dog park opens at Living Memorial Park

BRATTLEBORO—The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department recently announced that the dog park at Living Memorial Park is open.

The dog park will remain open until winter arrives and there is sufficient snow cover to close the road to the upper portion of the park.

Come spring, the Rec. Dept. will have a ribbon cutting, and all dogs are invited to come and celebrate the new dog park. The Rec. Dept asks dog park users to follow the policies established for the park for the safety of both dogs and their owners.

Dogs must be licensed, vaccinated, and spayed/neutered and must wear tags at all times. No spiked, pronged, or choke collars are permitted. Dogs must be at least four months old, must be within view and voice control of owners at all times, and must be leashed when outside the gated enclosure. They must not be sick or suffering from parasites.

Owners and handlers are solely responsible for injuries and damage caused by their dogs, must immediately clean up after their dogs, must immediately remove a dog displaying aggressive behavior, must immediately stop dogs from digging and fill in any holes, must keep dog park gates closed at all times, must provide direct supervision to children under age 13, and may not bring food, glass, or breakable containers.

No one may bring animals other than dogs into the dog park or bring more than three dogs into the dog park at one time. No strollers, bicycles, or any children’s toys are allowed inside the dog park.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #432 (Wednesday, November 1, 2017). This story appeared on page C2.

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