Dear Friends of Crispus Attucks Park,
Some of you may have already noticed that the "Dogipot" pet waste bin was removed from Crispus Attucks Park this past weekend. After six and a half years of having the bin in the park, the CADC Board decided it was time to remove it.
There were a number of considerations that factored into the decision. First, as more and more neighbors have discovered the park, we became increasingly concerned that the presence of the Dogipot gave the (false) impression that Crispus Attucks Park is a dog park. It is not, and we cannot allow dogs to be off-leash in the park. Second, as dog traffic continues to increase in the park, it is becoming too difficult for park volunteers to empty the waste bin often enough to prevent if from becoming overstuffed, and frankly from becoming a health hazard.
Now that the waste bin is gone, dog owners are asked to (of course!) pick up their dog's waste and also to take it off the premises with them. The neighbors who abut Crispus Attucks Park will certainly appreciate not having their supercans loaded up with baggie after baggie of dog poop.
As always, leashed dogs and their humans remain welcome in Crispus Attucks Park, as are all members of the local community who cherish this unique green space. We are all stewards of the park. Thanks to you all for helping to keep it an inviting community oasis.
John Corea, Board Member
Crispus Attucks Development Corporation
P.S., We are happy to report that the Dogipot will not go to waste. It will soon find a new home in a dog park in the DC metro area.