Dogs not to blame for waste piles at park


The weeks of cleaning up after others and asking pet owners to pick up what their dogs leave behind looks to have made a difference at Volunteer Park.

Volunteer picker-upper Joan Sargent was at the park last Friday and said, “It’s so much better. … Right now I’m feeling pretty positive.”

Sargent, who serves on the Parks and Recreation advisory board, estimates she collected more than 100 pounds of dog waste at the park this spring. “It was solid. You couldn’t walk across the entry area without tiptoeing.”

She had written the borough assembly last month,

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