Dog waste forces temporary CBJ Parks & Rec closures

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - To maintain health and safety standards for animals and humans, the City and Borough of Juneau Parks & Recreation Department has temporarily closed the three areas to dogs due to excessive dog waste.

    The affected areas are Dimond Park, Melvin Park field #2, and the small area of land located at the top of Gold Street, adjacent to the small parking lot.

    Parks & Recreation will continue to close other areas if the problem persists.

    Dog waste does not biodegrade like other animal waste; it sticks around a long time. Dog waste also contains harmful bacteria, pollutes groundwater, and has an unpleasant odor.

    For more information, contact Park Maintenance at 364-2800.


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