The Lincoln City City Council was asked Monday night to support the construction of a dog park or parks inside the city limits of Lincoln City. A dog park booster, Chery Johnson, asked the council to endorse the idea of dog parks with an aim to producing maybe two of them in the near future. Johnson said dog parks help get dogs more used to other dogs, get more exercise and get tired more easily which makes them “a more quiet dog,” said Johnson. Johnson added that dog parks allows dog owners to relax and enjoy their animals in a safe, enclosed environment. Johnson added that Newport already has two dog parks and that they’re both working fine.
The council seemed to warm up to the idea but it wasn’t sure where the money to build such a park(s) might come from. They told Johnson that dog lovers in Lincoln City who want dog parks should get together and develop their plans and once having those in their hands, could quite likely convince the city council to move ahead on such an idea.