If dogs could talk about the Quinn’s Junction dog park . . .
June 21, 2013
If dogs could talk about the Quinn’s Junction dog park, they might say it is not big enough.
Or they might wonder about a little pond, perhaps, to frolic in on hot days.
Those are some of the topics that dog owners who bring their pets to the dog park broached when Park City officials gathered opinions about the fenced-off park off S.R. 248 close to the Park City Sports Complex.
The comments were made as Park City conducted a survey focused on user habits and what sort of improvements people would like at the dog park. The survey was conducted in 2012 and City Hall released the comments earlier in 2013 amid discussions about the possibility of improvements. The dog park debuted in the fall of 2008 and has only attracted scattered crowds since then.
The comments, which were released without names attached, offer insights into the thinking of people who bring their dogs to use the park. Many of the comments cover topics that have bedeviled the park for some time, such as its location well outside any neighborhoods, while others touch on issues that seem centered on the person’s own dog.
Some people want a small pond or other sort of water feature put at the park while others commented on the dog park’s condition.
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City Hall is considering installing a pavilion measuring 16 feet by 16 feet to offer shade. It could be built by the winter. The people who answered the survey selected additional shade as the No. 1 improvement they desired. Nearly 73 percent of the people selected shade from a list of potential improvements. They could pick more than one. Variation in terrain ranked second and was selected by 57.6 percent.
Some of the comments left by people who took the survey include:
There was a smattering of positive reviews of the dog park alongside the criticisms. Some of the praise included: