The City should absolutely not move or close this park. All dog owner need to unite and call the Mayor’s office and complain to 311.
Pat Ward is a cranky old lady that thinks Olympia park is her front yard. She calls the police all the time to complain about noise for anything going on in the park. She once called the police over the noise from a little league baseball game. Also her argument that the park is in a residential area is crazy. ALL CITY PARKS ARE IN RESDENTIAL AREAS!
If you don’t like the noise living next to a City Park then move! Olympia certainly is a community park but it does not belong to a handful of cranky old people that live next to it.
Go buy a home next to an airport and then complain to the FAA about low flying airplanes and see how that works out.
The cranky old lady that lives across the street from Olympia Park does not like anything that goes on in the park (YOU KIDS GET OFF MY LAWN!). She went to the senior center on Virginia Ave and had everyone sign her petition.
A few months back my nephew was playing in a fall little league baseball tournament at Olympia Park and the game went a little late into extra innings. She called the police for a noise violation. The game was over and everyone was leaving as police arrived, the officer mentioned they get a lot of calls from someone about the park noise and they have to investigate.
There is not enough room for a dog park “in a level area behind Olympia, close to the woods” that would actually be in the baseball outfield. This level area is used by the Pittsburgh Public Schools for various activities other then baseball & softball.
I do have to say the $60k for some fence was not well spent. The beautiful old community building in the park needs a lot of work and I would have rather seen it used on building repairs.
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