Sledding Kids Covered in Poop

The poo controversy builds at Bartelme Park:  Sledding Kids Covered With Dog Poop in West Loop, Neighbors Angry

This is particularly interesting because this park has a so called ‘Dog Friendly Area‘ that has, obviously, been rejected by a significant number of dog owners in the area.  Despite similar and substantial off-hours off-leash dog use at other Chicago parks, it’s rare to see this much poo controversy.

If you read the article, there seem to be a lot of comments that exhibit a patronizing disrespect for dog owners – who largely, just want to exercise their dogs.

Perhaps it’s worth considering – has the 4000 sq ft ‘DFA’ actually engendered mutual contempt? Seems more like a prison than a dog park to us:



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