23 Aug 2014
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'No Dogs Allowed' Signs Spring Up at Forest Hills Park

The playground, picnic area and basketball courts at Parkman Park in Forest Hills have new signs forbidding dogs.

'No Dogs Allowed' Signs Spring Up at Forest Hills Park 'No Dogs Allowed' Signs Spring Up at Forest Hills Park 'No Dogs Allowed' Signs Spring Up at Forest Hills Park

In the last week, "no dogs allowed" signs have sprung up at a Forest Hills park that is popular with dog owners.

The signs don't cordon off the whole park — just the playground, picnic area and basketball court at Parkman Park. The usual signs indicating dogs must be leashed are at the park's two fields.

The park is one of JP's unofficial dog parks, where mornings and afternoons you'll usually find dogs cavorting (mostly off-leash) in the park. The playground, picnic and basketball areas are also a much-used cut-through by dog owners going from the park's fields to the adjoining gap in the fence to Forest Hills Cemetery.

[Full disclosure — Molly, the official dog of JP Patch, is one of the dogs you'll often see off leash on the fields or cutting through the picnic area.]

What do you think of the new signs? Is keeping dogs off playgrounds especially important because they may do their business there?

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