Our goal, as TCDogPark.com volunteers, is to help the Traverse City Parks and Recreation Department implement the following mission statement that was adopted by the Parks and Recreation Commission on November 17, 2011.
"Our mission is to establish a fenced in, off-leash City Dog Park:
- where well-behaved dogs will socialize in a clean, safe and welcoming environment.
- where pet owners will engage with fellow neighbors and visitors to the area.
- where park visitors without dogs will visit to enjoy the benefits of a healthy, active community and the interaction between humans and canines.
It will be a well-maintained space that is self and peer regulated according to clear user guidelines. The park will contribute to both the quality of life and economic vitality of the City. As such, the Parks and Recreation Commission is committed to a partnership with community partners to design, construct and maintain a park that satisfies the needs of dog owners and non-dog owners alike with a shared goal of increasing the enjoyment of our public spaces."