We are losing the park. WMATA has accepted a bid from a developer that, so far as we know, is not planning to put a dog park of any size on the 11th and Park Rd property. The timeline is unclear, but we now need to find a new spot for our park. We need the support of our Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) and our Council members. We must let them know how important having a dog park is to us.
Here are 3 things you can do right now to make a difference:
Tell Your ANC-1A Representative
that You Want A dog Park in the AREA
Tell your ANC-1A representative how important the dog park has been to you and the community, and how important it is that we find another space in the area.
Cut and paste these ANC1A Commissioner addresses into your email: 1A01@anc.dc.gov; 1A02@anc.dc.gov; 1A03@anc.dc.gov; 1A04@anc.dc.gov; 1A05@anc.dc.gov; 1A06@anc.dc.gov; 1A07@anc.dc.gov; 1A08@anc.dc.gov; 1A09@anc.dc.gov; 1A10@anc.dc.gov; 1A11@anc.dc.gov; 1A12@anc.dc.gov
Not sure what to say? Sample message: “The 11th and Park dog park has been an important part of our community for the last decade. Now that WMATA is selling the park to a developer we need to find another place where we can meet up with our neighbors and our dogs can run off-leash. Please make it a priority to find a new District-owned space in neighborhood for our dog park.”
Join the nearly 1,600 other DC residents by signing the petition in support of having a dog park in the area.
Then share the petition with your friends and neighbors.
Banner photo by: Karen Baijens