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It's Official--Badger Dog Park's New Signs

Badger Dog Park sports new signs that designate it for dogs 17 inches and under.

It's Official--Badger Dog Park's New Signs It's Official--Badger Dog Park's New Signs It's Official--Badger Dog Park's New Signs

 It was a satisfying morning for Healdsburg Parks Manager Matthew Thompson and Healdsburg Animal Control Officer Ryan Pelleriti.

They  arrived at 750 Heron Drive just before 11 a.m. Wednesday with two new signs designating Badger Dog Park as a

In addition to Thompson and Pelleriti,  Tami Hampton of the was on hand along with a number of her cohorts who pressured for the official designation. 

“I’m super happy that we’re all on the same page,” said Hampton.  “It’s almost a relief it’s all over.  They’re all going to be safe.”

walked over with five dogs, big and small, to support the new designation. 

“A dual park is a good idea," Pietropaoli said.  "It was done democratically, it will keep the grass intact and the big dogs won’t trample the little ones.”

Hampton provided a written statement with contact information to Thompson and Pelleriti for people wanting more information about the dog park designations.

“The Committee, composed of residents who worked with the city would be glad to meet with you to explain why Healdsburg has two dog parks,” the document states.

According to Hampton, 74 people took part in the conversations regarding the change in official designation.  Of those, 25 stalwarts attended regular meetings.  Between 10 and 30 dogs play each day at the Badger Dog Park. 

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