Oakdale parks commission members said Tuesday they want to look into establishing a dog park somewhere in the city.
“Pets are very important to people,” said parks commission member Tom Erickson at the commission's meeting March 13. “Young couples who are not having children right away, their pets are No. 1, those who can’t have children, older people when their kids move away.”
Commission Chairman Rich Thielman said he agrees that the commission should look into the possibility of a dog park. They'll need to do some research, though, because the idea was shot down by the city council about two years ago, he said.
Finding a location for the dog park was a challenge when it was previously considered, said commission member Bill Rasmussen, but the city needs one, he said, and it’s worth looking into again.