I guess we are lucky in Minneapolis. (Dog Owners that is)

Previously, I had written a complaint or what you would call what I thought was an overreaching fee for being able to use the dog parks in Minneapolis. I guess I actually should be grateful that we have the amount of Dog Parks in Minneapolis we do. My dog still loves the dog park, but if I lived in St. Paul I guess I would have more trouble finding one.

According to this article on the Twin Cities Daily Planet St. Paul has only one dog park, but they are trying to get more. The article also talks about the Minneapolis fees and how they came about.

5 Comments so far

  1. yoshi on July 28th, 2008 @ 7:57 am

    Your link to the TCDaily Planet page is broken. And as usual, TCDaily leaves out a bit of information. The "usage fees" is in -addition- to the yearly license fees.

  2. Rich Horton (riftyrich) on July 28th, 2008 @ 8:39 am

    Link is fixed, it seems expensive adding $35 to the license which is $50 for non sterialized and $30 for sterialized dogs. After using the dog park and having the bags for clean up available and how much my dog enjoys it, really the $65 I will have to pay next year will be more then worth it.

  3. kevinfromminneapolis on July 28th, 2008 @ 7:43 pm

    I think the fee should cover whatever it costs to operate and maintain the park. This isn’t a general public good or service that we should all be forced to pay for.

  4. David (jacc) on July 29th, 2008 @ 4:33 pm

    I’d like to see more dog parks in Saint Paul, but there are plenty of unofficial dog parks like Battle Creek,Lake Phalen, and a few others where dogs can get their exercise.

    As far as funding them goes, ideally we’d let Outstate Mn foot the bill. Attach the dogs park funding to some stadium funding or something.

    Next up,

    Cat Parks. Meow or MROWRRrr?

  5. David (jacc) on July 29th, 2008 @ 4:43 pm

    It just dawned on me that it’s usually the counties that pay for stadiums. Is there a way dogs can be labelled as a form of transportation? MnDot probably has too much money and would love to help. Puppies are good publicity.

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