The Mother Matilda Beasley Park is located on East Broad Street in downtown Savannah. The dog park was created in Spring 2008 and is maintained by the Chatham County Commissioners.

This site is very unofficial and is for the benefit of dogs and dog owners who frequent the park or those that are interested in visiting. We have no authority over the park except for our mutual interest in keeping it a vital community space.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

New Signs and Recent Park Clean-up

I just wanted to publicly thank Ashley (Mela's Mom) for getting the new signs made up. They remind us to clean up after our dogs, stop them from digging holes and keep from adding to the mud. The signs are so professional and will stand the test of time and weather.

Also, this past Saturday morning Ahab and I arrived to find that Stephen (Phoebe's Dad) was there with his shovel and bucket filling in all the holes, cleaning up poop, moving tables and doing general clean-up. He didn't even have Phoebe with him! He was doing this on his own time.

These two deserve a big thank you from all of us for helping to keep the park in good condition.

Side bar - I've been a part of several conversations about moving the picnic tables around the park to give the yard time to recuperate from the dogs running around. If you come in and find them in a different place, that's likely why they've been moved. Please don't move them back into the mud.


whyistheworldsocreepyshesaid said...

Thank you Ashley & her folks. Very cool to do up signs for us. And thank you to ALL those who pick up, bring in things to share, help improve/maintain the park & create a kind & welcoming environment for the dogs and humans (in that order).

I know a few Dog Park Elves that quietly contribute without any need for accolades. Please know that your efforts are noticed and greatly appreciated.

Much love,
Dawn and Lola

Kate Farley said...

Here Here - agreed with Dawn. Not trying to downplay what anyone else has been doing, just wanted to call out a couple of thank yous for specific things that I've seen lately.

christy long said...

yes thank you both so much!!! the tables really need to be moved at times. the dogs love to run, and sometimes when they are running with the big dogs (like my baker), they will try and hide under the tables. there is a lot of traffic around the tables, so it makes sense to move them.
also the other day i noticed fresh poop in the middle of the grass....all smooshy! if you see someones dog poop, dont be afraid to point it out to the owner. we all want a CLEAN park!!!