Dog Park Drama: Chevy Chase Village Tries to Settle Canine Conundrum

Chevy Chase Village residents will have a chance to sound off on a controversial dog park located at Brookville Road Park.

The Chevy Chase Village Board of Managers already held public hearings in May, June, and July, where community members voiced concerns about noise, traffic, and aggressive dogs in the park. During the July 8 meeting, the board changed the hours of the dog park so people are only allowed to bring their pets there from 8 a.m. to sunset on weekdays, and 9 a.m. to sunset on weekends and holidays.

Although there are people concerned with the park’s noise, there are also activists fighting to keep the park open. One group even started a Facebook page called Save Chevy Chase Dog Park, urging community members to contact their public officials to keep the park alive.

The Washington Post published a story Wednesday, with the headline “‘NO EXCESSIVE BARKING’: A Chevy Chase dog park divides the rich and powerful.” Here’s a summary of the story in Tweets:

The next step in the dog park drama is that the Board is holding a meeting on Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Chevy Chase Village Hall on Connecticut Avenue. The hearing is “to consider disestablishing the Dog Exercise Area at Brookville Road Park and removing the fence parallel to Brookville Road.” But, the board says it will also consider alternatives to getting rid of the dog park, like changing the hours again.

  • Photo Courtesy of Arthur Spitzer.

  • Photo Courtesy of Arthur Spitzer.

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Deirdre Byrne

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One Response to “Dog Park Drama: Chevy Chase Village Tries to Settle Canine Conundrum”

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    On August 30, 2019 at 1:35 pm responded with... #

    Sooo, I suppose these people don’t want kids playing, laughing, and yelling . I thought I had heard most everything, but some people never cease to surprise
    These folks need to get a life.

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