A homeowner in Waukesha for 20 years, Steve is president of the Waukesha Dog Parks Organization and enjoys motorcycling, fishing and staying on top of politics.
On a lighter note than I've been blogging about lately, read on if you have a dog. If you are not already aware, and a surprising amount of people are not, Waukesha kicked in some money to create a dog park within Minooka County Park about a year ago. Read more information here. Somebody has placed a number of official park comment cards by the exit gate of the dog park, with an example of one suggesting that the "seasonal pond" be filled in. If you are the person that put these cards there, please send me an email. We have a common interest!
I noticed that another doggie bag dispenser was put at the garbage container at the far end of the old campground. It's one less excuse for not picking up after Fido.
The more people that speak up, the better our dog park can be. In the mean time the county park system does what they think best. I'm sure improvements will come along but most will count on people's suggestions, donations and stepping up helping to provide these. We need a cool water source for the dogs and for people for that matter. A bulletin board for dog related matters would be nice too. A few improvements to the restrooms that would require the addition of electricity would be welcomed. As the parking lot and entrance to the dog park are at a high point in the area, I suggest a wind turbine would be a good way to get the electricity and showcase some examples of pollution free energy to people. With the energy available, I believe I could get some infrared snow melt and warming devices for the entrance.
A single voice does not carry the weight that many do. Stop by the park and fill out a card!