Dear Dog Park Friends, Neighbours, and Users
The Prince Edward Dog Park Association (PEDPA) is holding a public meeting on Wednesday, October 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Picton Town Hall, 2 Ross Street, Picton (in the upstairs meeting room). Everyone is welcome. No pets, please.
The association has a limited capacity to undertake improvements and changes. The decisions on what actions to take will be made by the community members and park users attending this meeting.
The objective is to make the dog park the best it can be for the users, immediate neighbours, and wider County community.
The agenda will include:
introduction to the association
signing officers required
additional volunteers required
fundraising (donation boxes)
website and communications (email updates)
fence and gate repairs
noise (excessive barking)
accessibility (e.g., snow plowing)
Please share this email and the attached flyer with interested members of the community. There are only 50 addresses on the PEDPA mailing list, but there is a far larger group of dedicated users beyond our immediate reach. Please don't hesitate to contact the association if you have questions.
Winter Update - Jan. 12, 2022
Please note that our park water tank is not refilled during the cold winter months. This is necessary to prevent any damage to the tank during freezing temperatures. If your dog requires fresh drinking water during his/her visit, it will be incumbent upon you to bring it with you on your visit.
It is also important to point out that the pathway leading to the dog park can become quite icy during the winter. Use at your own risk and be sure to use extra caution, including ice cleats/spikes, whenever treacherous winter conditions warrant.
Quantifying the Benefits of Owning a Dog
Just how good is dog walking for you? Older dog owners who walked their dogs at least once a day got 20 percent more physical activity than people without dogs, a British study found, and spent 30 fewer minutes a day being sedentary, on average. Regular exercise has well-known benefits for health and longevity.
All participants tended to be less active on short winter days when it was cold and wet. But regular dog walkers experienced less of a dip in physical activity and got more exercise on bad weather days than those who were not dog owners did on the warmest days of the year.
Qualitative studies continue to show that having a dog gives you incentive to get out, when the easier option is to stay indoors.”
Attention All Dog Park Regulars:
Additional Volunteers Requested
We’re requesting your ideas and direct involvement in order to make our dog park an even better place than it already is.
Projects like ongoing park maintenance and needed improvements don’t just happen on their own.
If you’re a regular dog park user and can spare a few hours a month to lend a hand, please complete the PEDPA Volunteer form immediately below.
With your help, we can continue to make good things happen in our park!