The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks is considering creating a dog park at the newly opened in Columbia.
In a public hearing notification, the department wrote that due to popularity of the dog park in Ellicott City and multiple residents asking for one in Columbia, the county is considering locating one at Blandair Park.
“We have investigated various possibilities, including Blandair Park,” the statement says. “Two areas one on the north and one on the south, could be well suited for this usage.”
The area in the north is located between a flexible use area and an open meadow, just behind the festival lawn. The area in the south is between the playground and the multi-purpose fields.
A public hearing on the proposed dog park is scheduled for May 17 at 7 p.m. at Parks and Recreation headquarters, 7120 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia.
The notification says a dog park was suggested when work was being done on the Master Plan for Blandair Park, but demand then was not great.
Has that sentiment changed? Would you support a dog park in Blandair Park?