Members of a mid-town Anchorage community are proposing that a troubled city park be handed over to the dogs.
The Anchorage Daily News reports that residents are fed up with the park being used by people doing drugs, drinking and engaging in prostitution. They want the park turned into the city's first fenced dog park.
Anchorage's Parks and Recreation Commission and the Animal Control Advisory Board approved the plan earlier this month. Park officials now are looking at whether the idea for the fenced dog park needs to go to the Anchorage Assembly for consideration.City parks superintendent Holly Spoth-Torres says if all goes well the fenced dog park could be in place by this summer.