SILVER LAKE — There are already signs at the entrances to the popular Silver Lake Meadow notifying pet owners that the green space next to the reservoir is off-limits to dogs. But, apparently, those signs and others nearby are frequently ignored, raising concerns among a group of neighborhood mothers and other residents. The solution to this problem? More signs.
But the new batch of “No Dogs Allowed” signs will be a “little more obvious” than the current signage, said Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Co-Chair Anne-Marie Johnson.
The new “No Dogs Allowed” signs and banners will be going up soon, perhaps as early as this week, at the Silver Lake Meadow and also by the Silver Lake Recreation Center near the south side of the reservoir. The signage was funded by the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council after members of the MOMS Club of Silver Lake and other residents expressed concerns about dog owners ignoring the current signs and restricted areas. A person was recently bitten by a dog near the recreation center, said Johnson.
Johnson, who owns a dog herself, said pet owners and their canines can roam in the fenced in Silver Lake Dog Park near the recreation center. They can also walk their dogs on a leash on the path that loops around the Silver Lake and Ivanhoe reservoirs.
“There are other areas that dog owners can spend time with their dogs,” said Johnson. “We hope people adhere to” the new signs.
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