Off-leash dog park will be added at Gil Putnam Memorial Park in Jackson

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JACKSON – The Township Council has plans to create a second off-leash dog park in Jackson.

During a meeting on Oct. 27, council President Alexander Sauickie, Vice President Andrew Kern, Councilman Steve Chisholm and Councilman Martin Flemming voted “yes” on a motion to adopt an ordinnce and advance a plan to create an off-leash dog park at Gil Putnam Memorial Park, West Veterans Highway (Route 528).

Councilman Ken Bressi was absent from the meeting.

The township’s first off-leash dog park is at John F. Johnson Jr. Memorial Park on Cooks Bridge Road and Manhattan Street.

Kern said the addition of an off-leash dog park (with spaces for large dogs and small dogs) near the playground at Gil Putnam Memorial Park will increase usage of the park.

Kern thanked Chisholm for his help with the ordinance. He said improvements have been made to parks on the east side of Jackson and he said officials wanted to address park improvements on the west side of the municipality.

Sauickie said, “Thanks to the efforts of Vice President Kern in working with the administration, the township will eventually have a second dog park, which I think was a great idea and took a lot of effort to get that to happen.”