Austin Considering Dog Area in Mabel Davis
As the city’s population continues to grow, the number of pets around Austin is increasing as well. As a result of heightened demand, the city’s parks and recreation department is proposing a fenced-in, off-leash dog area in Mabel Davis Park, near I-35 and Woodward. KUT’s Andy Uhler spoke with Ricardo Soliz, division manager with Austin Parks and Recreation, about the proposal.
We’re having a community meeting Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 6 p.m. at Travis High School. We’d like to invite the community to come out and give us your thoughts. We have a fenced-in area, about an acre and a half that we’d like to do. … We also have a lot of apartments that are around Mabel Davis, so this is something that’s very attractive to people who live in apartments, to have an area where they can take their dog and exercise it. We do have quite a bit of folks that are not as supportive, so this is our third community meeting that we’d like to host and air out some of those concerns.
The concerns include regular maintenance and parking.