STOP the Closing of Centennial Dog Park sign now

We, the petitioners, wish to express our thoughts regarding the proposed Master Plan for Centennial Park. Not only regarding the proposed changes for a new location of the Dog Park, but also an offer of substantial support for the existing one. As a general position, we do not favor moving or modifying the small or large dog parks at Centennial Park in any substantive way.

Please note that since November of 2009, organized and structured volunteer activities designed to maintain and enhance the dog parks have been conducted by patrons of the facilities. Over $2400 in materials have been voluntarily furnished for the parks. And we project more to come (see below). In both June and July, over 45 volunteers worked at Saturday morning events to correct a drainage issue at the Large Dog Park. Stone was laid for a drain system. All twelve old-style park benches were given a fresh coat of paint and broken slats replaced as needed. Boot and shoe cleaning stations are now in place at each entrance. Wood chips have been spread to address erosion issues. In the future, a timely replacement of the straw bales by a wall structure consistent with the current preformed concrete wall along the walkway of the large dog park is a priority.

Maintenance and repairs are made as needed and without exception on a monthly basis by us, the users of these facilities As always, with the prior approval of Metro Park personnel. Projected annual expenditures should initially be in the $10,000 range. Moreover, non-profit corporation status 501(c)(3) is now pending for the volunteer activities. We are always open to suggestions for new projects and we will work with Metro Parks to address any situations as they occur.

Note also, The Nutro Company has designated the Centennial Dog Park as one of only 30 dog parks in America for their Room to Run program, a leading movement to enhance dog parks nationwide. Nutro contributed over twenty employees with three
wheelbarrows, two thousand dollars in material, and a great deal of sweat equity to the aforementioned June volunteer event.

It is unique in Davidson County that large and small dogs are physically separated in a dog park; literally out of sight of each other. The proposed movement of both parks to "Area 14" would not separate these dogs other than by a fence. This is not desirable as it could potentially compromise the safety and well-being of smaller dogs. In addition, as the strong negative reaction by the community to a proposed bridge club/community center in "Area 14" within the past year attests, multiple dog parks in "Area 14" would not in our opinion be met with community acceptance.

The current dog parks are used by hundreds of Nashville residents each day and we really enjoy our Dog Park as it currently exists. We are concerned that the collective voice of the many regular dog park patrons may not have been fully heard throughout the park revitalization plenary process. We feel, working in coordination with Metro Park personnel, we can go a long way in maintaining and enhancing the existing dog parks now and in the future. Thank you.

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Latest Signatures

  • 05 January 2016800. Gregory B
    I support this petition
  • 31 December 2015799. Kaci Fuller
    I support this petition
  • 30 December 2015798. Jessica P
    City Nashville I use the dog parks (big and small) every day. Closing or relocating the parks would be a huge loss to the city and its residents/pets
  • 30 December 2015797. Denise B
    I support this petition
  • 28 December 2015796. Howard Hr
    I support this petition
  • 28 December 2015795. Kathy H
    City Nashville I take my dog to Centennial Dog Park at least once a month.
  • 27 December 2015794. Tracy P
    I support this petition
  • 27 December 2015793. Julius C
    City Nashville Wonderful service
  • 26 December 2015792. Kate L
    I support this petition
  • 22 December 2015791. Kim B
    I support this petition
  • 20 December 2015790. Cristal R
    I support this petition
  • 19 December 2015789. Nickolas D
    City Nashville The Centennial Dog Park is one of the best dog parks in America. Please do not disturb it!!
  • 17 December 2015788. Julie P
    I support this petition
  • 13 December 2015787. A H
    I support this petition
  • 10 December 2015786. Cathy R
    I support this petition
  • 07 December 2015785. Robin Greene
    I support this petition
  • 04 December 2015784. Louise M
    I support this petition
  • 30 November 2015783. Ava P
    City Nashville Please DO NOT close the dog park or divide the small & large dogs by just a fence!
  • 29 November 2015782. Drew L
    I support this petition
  • 29 November 2015781. Manoo G
    City Nashville В
  • 27 November 2015780. Gloria G
    City Joelton This park makes me HAPPY to pay my taxes. I am very distressed by the proposal to move it. I have met visitors from out of state expressing amazement and gratitude for the park. It is a point of pride for the city that should not be compromi
  • 22 November 2015779. Meagan N
    City Nashville Centennial Dog park is the BEST dog park I've ever seen and we've worked sooooo hard to fix it up and make it even more perfect. PLEASE DO NOT MOVE OUR DOG PARK!!!
  • 22 November 2015778. Sam C
    I support this petition
  • 22 November 2015777. Kelly D
    I support this petition
  • 21 November 2015776. Roxanna Berry
    I support this petition
  • 19 November 2015775. Anne O
    City Nashville As someone involved in getting the Centennial Dog Park built in the first place, I strongly support its continued existence.
  • 18 November 2015774. Beth H
    I support this petition

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Justin SalazarBy:
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Nashville's Metro Park's office, Interin Director and Mayor's office


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