Q: Several years ago, I was involved in trying to get a dog off the streets. She had been loose for almost a year. At the time, I was dealing with Paul of Animal Control. I mentioned to him I thought it would be beneficial to have Animal Control's phone number on all city parks signage since many times strays were seen in the parks. I told him if people had instant access to the number it might get more dogs reported.
He said it sounded like a good idea but that the Park and Recreation Dept would be the ones to contact. I live by and walk Northwest Park every morning. If I see something that needs addressed concerning the park, I email Mike Griffith. So I sent him an email regarding this. He also thought it a good idea. He told me that the parks were supposed to get new signage and he'd put my suggestion out there.
Well, I know North West Park hasn't received new signs and I don't know about the parks. I would like for the City Council of Irving consider this in the new budget especially if new park signs are on the agenda.
A: Thank you for your input and concern. The Parks and Recreation department has faced some delays due to COVID-19, but are still working diligently to have these signs installed. Please know that there is a budget meeting on August 18th. The Budget page contains further information about the meeting.