A quick heads up to dog owners who frequent Marion Park — a complaint at the substation about dogs running around off-leash means that the police will be stepping up enforcement and issuing $50tickets to offenders. All dogs must be on leashed no longer than 4 feet in length and “controlled by a responsible person.”
Thank you to ANC Commissioner Norm Metzger for letting us know about this through his blog after seeing a notice posted at the PSA 105 meeting last Saturday. I’ve lived by Marion Park for 8 years and this is the first time I’ve heard of people getting ticketed for having their dogs off leash. But the law is the law so until we have an official dog park on the SE side of the Hill, remember that letting your pooch run free in the public parks is illegal. Thankfully construction is underway at the Kingsman Field dog park on the northeast side of the Hill, and the Virginia Avenue Dog Park folks are making progress on their dog park application. It will be some time until anything is built, but we will hopefully have a dog park of our own before too long.