A dog park for Hammond?

No sidewalks many ditches, but never a deterrent to getting outside and enjoying our environment.

A dog park would be welcomed in Hammond by the many residents who live there and own dogs.

A dog park would be welcomed in Hammond by the many residents who live there and own dogs.

Editor, The News:

We have lived in Maple Ridge for 25 years, residing the past eight years in lower Hammond.

We love our neighbourhood. It is so close to amenities but still retains the country feel we have always enjoyed here in ‘God’s country.’

We, along with many of our neighbours, walk and ride bikes with our children and our dog every day, enjoying the outdoors and the river.

We see herons, eagles, otters, seals, many birds, snakes, frogs, toads, ducks, geese, coyotes, muskrat and beaver.

We do not have sidewalks and many of our streets are lined with ditches, but this has never been a deterrent to getting outside and enjoying our environment.

We have one proposition for council as members look at the proposed development for the land near the Golden Ears Bridge, a proposition which would be enthusiastically embraced by many who live in our area.

We propose that a dog park be incorporated into the overall plan.

Such a park would be a very welcome addition to our community and makes total sense given the amount of people who own and walk their dogs in our neighbourhood.

Lee Wear

Maple Ridge