No Dogs Allowed

This is the prevailing theme at all four parks in Ambler. Ambler Boro ParkAs someone who doesn’t own a dog, I hadn’t given it much thought until recently. The topic has come up several times on the Ambler facebook page and it seems that there are many residents who are in favor of at least one of our parks becoming dog friendly. There is a large number of dog owners in Ambler, that is evident when walking or driving through town and also at the Ambler Main Street community events, particularly the most recent, Dog Days! One of the many wonderful things about Ambler is that it is a walkable town, having to put Fido in the car to visit a quasi-local dog park seems contradictory to one of the major benefits of living in town.  With so many dog owners, doesn’t it make sense to have a dog friendly park in the borough, within walking distance? In my opinion, it’s a no-brainer! I suspect many residents, and four legged friends alike, would be happy if any of the parks were to allow dogs, I think Ambler Borough Park is the perfect spot. It is a beautiful, tucked away park that encompasses almost nine acres, complete with a large play area, walking paths and a creek. It is well maintained by the borough and there seem to be few who use it. If you would like to see a dog friendly park in Ambler please comment below and let’s get the ball rolling!

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  1. Kelley Binsfeld

    We would absolutely love to see ambler borough park become dog friendly!! I have countless other neighbors who feel the same way I do. What do we have to do to make this happen?

  2. Allison Wolf

    Hi Kelley! I am in the information gathering stage now, but ultimately it has to be approved by the borough so I thought this would be a good way to show them the demand. I’ll keep you posted, lets hope that they are receptive!!!

  3. Nancy

    Our family has always thought that Ambler Borough Park would make a fantastic dog park – Let’s hope that this happens!

  4. Colleen

    That would be great – for the dogs and a way to get to know your neighbors.

  5. Patrick Hurst

    I would love a dog friendly park in Ambler!!

  6. Michelle

    Travis, my lab, and I would love a dog park in Ambler. Thanks for working on this.

  7. AnitaB

    I don’t even know that park even though I’ve walked by it a hundred times; that’s because I always have my dogs with me. I’ve never been in there. Yes, just one park with such a dog-town would be really nice. And as anyone who has ever been to a dog park there is a lot of commerodary going on with the owners. More community bonding!!!

  8. Suzanne

    That would be great! My dog Mikki would love it too, and maybe she can reunite with her brother Travis:-)

  9. Good Luck

    Good luck with the dog park. I totally agree that one is needed and the Boro Park is ideal. Unfortunately I don’t see it happening unless there is a major groundswell of support.

    I discussed this with the current boro council president. He said, “Can you imagine dozens of dogs crapping all in one place? Its disgusting. Ambler won’t have a dog park as long as I’m alive.”

    Everyone has an opinion but if politicians are supposed to follow the voice of the people, I hope they all listen to the residents and try to find an accommodation.