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Fairfax seeks more input on dog parks

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What does the future of dog parks in Fairfax County hold? The crystal ball may get a little clearer later this month.

The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) will hold an online public meeting on Tuesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. to present the study findings and gather public comment on the Dog Park Study Draft Report.

The public is invited. Registration is suggested but not required.

The Park Authority initiated a study of dog parks in Fairfax County in 2019. The purpose of the study was to assess needs and priorities throughout the county, and to adopt strategies for long-term planning, development and management of dog parks.

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Public feedback was critical in the development of the draft report, county officials said, and continues to be an important component of this study. The Park Authority conducted a dog-park survey in late 2019, which drew more than 4,600 responses.

The “virtual” public meeting on March 23 will include a presentation of the study’s findings and recommendations followed by a public comment period.

Participants will be able to provide comments through the online meeting platform or by phone. A recording of the meeting will be made available following the live event.

The draft report is now available for review and comment at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/planning-development/dog-park-study. Comments will be accepted until April 23.

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