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: