Changes coming to Wiggly Field dog park in West Chester

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MetroParks of Butler County planning improvements at Voice of America MetroPark

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Changes are coming to Wiggly Field, the dog park at Voice of America MetroPark in West Chester Twp.

For some time, people who take their four-legged friend to the dog park have been asking for improvements, said Kelly Barkley, MetroParks’ senior manager of community relations.

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She said users have reported often muddy conditions, poor fencing, gates that stick, and a lack of fresh drinking water at the park, which features fenced-in paddocks for small, medium and large dogs to run.

MetroParks is planning to replace fencing and re-configure the paddocks in phases over the next two years, Barkley said.

The plans include:

  • 2017: Construct a new small dog area and add a drinking fountain.
  • 2018: Remove fencing from the north paddock and allow the area to rest and regenerate.
  • 2019: Address drainage issues and reconstruct the north paddock.

Wiggly Field users are invited to provide feedback on the plans by clicking here.

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