LOOKING FORWARD TO A DOG PARK
As the owner of a loveable, happy and frisky dog, we look forward to having a dog park in the Bethel area. Currently we have to drive miles to a friend's farm to let our dog run free in an enclosed field. She loves to play with other dogs and it is actually very good for her health and well being as it is for all dogs.
We have been to dog parks all over the country. Creating a park in Bethel is not a new idea, it has been successfully established literally all over the country, and certainly all over Maine. There are rules, procedures and regulations that have been tested and are fair and equitable regarding the use and care of the site, and the responsibilities of the owners. It does not mean that someone who supports the park and will use the dog park does not also enjoy walking the trail in the area and also being a snowmobiler. They can co-exist.
One of the best parts of being a citizen of the Bethel community is that we find so many folks who accommodate for the likes and needs of others. It will be great to have this as an addition to the list of what makes Bethel such a special community.
Thanks very much,
Laurence Austin and Marcia Foster-Austin