Just days after the grand opening of the new dog park at the Flights in DeFilippo Park (i.e., the Gassy), a RUFF volunteer noticed some vandalism when they went to close up the park and lock the gates for the night. Not even 48 hours into the pilot, vandalism had taken place to the 250 pound fire hydrant, which was “up rooted” and turned on its side.
“We are not discouraged at all,” said RUFF president Leslie Horn. RUFF worked with the City toward creating the pilot dog park. “We truly believe this park will succeed but want and need the help of the neighbors and law enforcement in these early stages,” she added.
As a precautionary measure, the dog park will now be closed and locked at 7:30 pm instead of 9:00 pm.