Notice went up on Friday the 13th of "Notice of Application for a Dog Play Park" next to Astro Park. As a parent living in the Grand Lake neighborhood for the last 12 years my kids spent many wonderful days playing in this park as well as the field that surrounds it. The field is always being used by soccer and baseball enthusiasts of all ages. The popular Grand Lake Farmers Market attracts huge throngs of young people and their families to the park.
In the application notice the project is described as a dog play park. It is natural to assume that dogs like to socialize with one another as do their keepers. But dog play and people play are not always complementary activities and deserve their own areas. Since Astro Park and the Grand Lake district are well-established people destinations, I believe that the city can find a more appropriate space for dogs and their owners to gather.