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Evergreen dog park will likely close over health, safety and hundreds of pounds of dog poop

By: Josie Klemaier, The Denver Post
February 11, 2017 Updated: February 11, 2017 at 10:02 pm
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A group of dogs sprint past a hiker on an off leash trail at the Elk Meadow Dog Park in Evergreen on Saturday, March 30, 2013. Elk Meadow off leash park was recently recognized with a national award for working with community and exemplifying a strong relationship between Open Space and the community. Seth A. McConnell, YourHub

Hundreds of pounds of dog poop and other health and safety issues at Evergreen’s Elk Meadow dog park has open space officials considering closing the popular area.

“We are going to close the park at some point at some level for what is referred to as our Natural Resource Protection act,” said Matt Robbins, a Jefferson County Open Space community connections manager. “The intent at that point is to go in and clean up what we believe is in excess of 500 pounds of dog waste.”

Jefferson County Open Space officials broke the news to community members at a meeting Feb. 9. The decision seemed abrupt to some after the second of what was to be three meetings to gather community input and suggestions for how to address the issues of dog waste, illegal parking along the road outside the park and vegetation loss.

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