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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