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Posted by on August 13, 2012.

Discord is brewing over the Brook Run Dog Park

Residents came to a recent Dunwoody City Council meeting dressed in red to show their support for the dog park in Brook Run Park. Those dressed in green were there to oppose it.

The battle is heating up over what to do with the Brook Run dog park.

A half dozen or more dog park enthusiasts attended a recent Dunwoody City Council meeting dressed in red to show their support for expanding the park. About an equal number of people concerned about Brook Run appeared dressed in green.

Though the council was not scheduled to discuss the dog park, people used the public comment portion of the meeting to voice their views on what should be done until the dog park is scheduled to be relocated, as called for in the city’s parks master plan.

Laine Sweezey, the leader of the Brook Run Dog Park Association, asked for the city to add an empty field adjacent to parking lot into the dog park to compensate for land that was lost to build a path.

“We think that would be an asset to the city because the dog park is so popular,” Sweezey said.

Dunwoody resident Rick Callihan said the city should use that space for children’s facilities. “The dog park was something forced upon us by [former DeKalb County CEO] Vernon Jones before we became a city. I don’t think that’s the best use.”

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