Welcome to the Whitney Dog Park action website. A group of residents in the Wilkinsburg area are pushing to have the Council of Wilkinsburg to convert the old baseball field at Whitney Park into an off-leash dog area.
A dog park brings families, residents, and communities together for a fun activity. Having a dog park close brings good families to the area. The regular dog walking in the area to and from the park significantly discourages crime. The community has little need for a baseball field at this location, but a large number of dog-owning families are passionate about using the field with their pets. We firmly believe that the use of public resources should meet the needs of the community, rather than the other way around.
A large group of local residents is willing to contribute financially to fund necessary physical improvements.
We demand that the Council of Wilkinsburg:
- Designate the old baseball field at Whitney Park as the Whitney Dog Park
- Enact an ordinance permitting off-leash dogs in the Whitney Dog Park
- Coordinate with local residents to make necessary physical improvements
If you haven’t already, please sign the petition!
Major Update. On May 1, 2013 by a 5-4 vote, the Whitney Dog Park was re-OPENED! However, it is still subject to the leash law. The formal public meeting to discuss this field being designated as a dog park will occur on Wednesday, May 22nd at 7pm in Council Chambers on the second floor of the Borough building.
Here are 4 of 9 council members who on May 1, 2013 vote to keep the park CLOSED:
|Barbara Ervin||Eugenia Moore||Paige Trice||Pamela Macklin|