Tab Buckner, Hilary McRoberts and Brian Thomasson point out new signs at Aldergrove Athletic Park which ask park users to keep pets, cigarettes and garbage out of the artificial turf fields.
One would think it was blindingly obvious that pet owners should pick up their dog’s droppings in public park spaces used by children and athletes, but apparently this has been an ongoing problem in Aldergrove Athletic Park. Especially galling is that dog droppings are left inside the two synthetic turf fields.
This is why Township manager of parks operations Tab Buckner has had new signs installed on the gates to the artificial turf fields that ask the public to pick up garbage and dispose of it in the bins provided, as well as keep dogs and cigarettes out of the fields.
Aldergrove Soccer spokesperson Hilary McRoberts says it is unhealthy and unpleasant for players to slide into the droppings and asks people to help keep dogs out of the area, please.
Disposable dog doo pickup bags are also provided at the park free of charge for those who walk their dogs in the other sports fields.
In related news, Adergrove will be hosting the annual Barry Bauder Soccer Tournament, April 6-7, with 42 senior men’s and women’s teams competing at Aldergrove sports fields.