Good news for residents of Carlisle, PA. Looks like they're getting an Off Leash Dog Park. I hope they remember to install some water there ...
Carlisle approves dog park lease
"Carlisle area dog park advocates now have the land they need to develop an off-leash facility in Shaffer Park."
From the sounds of it, they are going to make a separate area for small dogs. I have a bit of trouble with this ... it's generally the humans that have problems with allowing their small dogs to mingle and play with the big dogs in the park. I've found that the dogs themselves are usually quite content to play with others regardless of the size - provided the dogs are brought regularly to an area where they are allowed to socialize with dogs of different sizes. I suppose the humans aren't going to get over their issues any time soon (look at how many people still have issues with people of different origin!), so a separate area for small dogs is probably appropriate.
Congratulations Carlisle residents!
Don't muck it up.