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Alder Ledell Zellers

Alder Ledell Zellers

Home Address:
510 N Carroll St
Madison , WI 53703

Phone: 608-417-9521
Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Pilot Program to Allow Dogs (on-leash) in James Madison Park

July 2, 2015 4:16 PM

Pilot Program to Allow Dogs (on-leash) in James Madison Park (JMP): City Parks Staff is moving forward toward implementing a pilot program which will last until April 15, 2016, to evaluate and inform future policy decisions about policy related to dogs in city parks. James Madison Park is the only D2 park on the pilot list. Survey results showed that 81% of people who responded about including JMP in the pilot wanted it included (out of 188 respondents...the second highest number of respondents for the 13 listed parks). Dogs will only be allowed on-leash only in designated areas (paved trails or within six feet of them). There will be a communications, signing, and monitoring plan from the Parks operations staff team prior to implementation.

The plan is to have the pilot program introduced at the Council meeting on 7/7, reviewed at the Board of Parks Commissioners meeting on 7/15, and then come back to Council with a recommendation on 7/21.  If you have comments, please contact me or the Board of Parks Commissioners.  You can contact the Board of Park Commissioners by emailing Eric Knepp at: .

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