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City of West Bend Common Council Approves Leashed Dogs in Select City Parks

West Bend, Wis. (October 3, 2020): The Common Council voted to approve a change to Municipal Code to allow dogs in several City of West Bend parks. Dogs will be required to wear a six-foot or shorter leash in any City park with the following exceptions: Regner Park, Lac Lawrann Conservancy, any park building (enclosed and open air), areas and special events posted as “No Dogs Allowed” by the Parks Department or event organizer.

“I’m please our parks are becoming more attractive to a growing, diverse population,” said Meghann Kennedy, District 8 Alderman. “This is a zero-cost measure to make much of our beautiful park system a great option for residents to use for their daily dog walks. Thanks to pet owners for being responsible and continuing to clean up pet waste to keep our parks in pristine condition for all to enjoy.”

“The topic of allowing leashed dogs in parks has been discussed many times over the years,” said Mike Jentsch, Parks, Recreation and Forestry Director. “The Parks and Recreation Commission requested this change and will review it in one year from publication to see if there’s any need for amendment.”

Dogs on 6-foot or less leashes will be allowed to enter parks outside of the aforementioned locations upon publication of the city ordinance on October 3, 2020. A full list of City park locations is available online, here.

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