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Land too nice for dogs, city leaders say

A tract of land earmarked for a dog park in the Atlanta suburb of Sandy Springs is too nice for dogs, city leaders have decided.

The city had initially planned fenced-in enclosures for large and small dogs at the Great Park at Morgan Falls, an area north of the Morgan Falls dam.

Since then, city workers have cleared invasive bamboo from the bluff, revealing a stunning riverfront view, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Now, city leaders want to move the dog park somewhere else so they can develop the bluffs as an “elegant” oasis for families.

“We didn’t realize what we had,” said councilman Tibby DeJulio. “We realize this property is too valuable, has too much beauty. We can put the dogs any place.”

Boo. Hiss. Dogs and dog owners and families with dogs don’t enjoy a riverfront view? And how does a little, or even a lot, of bamboo keep a city from realizing it has stunning riverfront property? Sounds to me like somebody’s being bamboozled, and dogs are getting the short end of the stick.


Comment from bluhawkk
Time December 11, 2008 at 6:31 am

Boo Hiss, indeed. If it was not for dogs and their owners the city would not have known about the ‘too nice for dogs’ land.

BTW, the ‘invasive’ bamboo could be put to good use by giving it to elephants. They love bamboo. But, along with the hidden oasis I doubt the city pols are bright enough to be aware of such things.