Sandy Springs resident Alison Harris emailed the following letter. In June 2011, Dunwoody decided the dog park should be relocated to reduce erosion and compaction of trees at its current location.
Dear Mayor and Dunwoody City Council members,
I spend hundreds of dollars every year in Dunwoody as I travel to and from the dog park!
I buy gas, coffee, fast food, groceries and much more from Dunwoody merchants --- even though I live and pay taxes in Sandy Springs. And I've talked to scores of dog park visitors who are just like me.
Some of you have made it known that you feel non-residents using the Dunwoody dog park should be discouraged. If you close the excellent dog park so many now enjoy, I can guarantee that my travels through Dunwoody - and my frequent patronage of the city's businesses - will cease.
Brook Run Dog Park is widely considered the best dog park in metro Atlanta and attracts hundreds of visitors to the City of Dunwoody every month. Please consider the fact that non-taxpayers are valuable consumers who will go elsewhere if the large, shady dog park we love closes.Respectfully,