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Effective December 1, 2006, Ithaca's Common Council has granted a one-year exemption from the leash law at the city-owned Festival Lands at adjacent to Treman Marina. Efforts continue to secure a similar exemption from State Park regulations for the rest of the traditional Ithaca Dog Park. Meanwhile a group of bird watchers has filed suit asking for a reversal of the city's action. And, in a few short months Vestal boater Arthur Samodovitz will certainly return to harass the doggers. Find out what you can do to make this crucial experiment a success!
NOTE that the area to the northwest of the dog park (i.e., the area that includes the lake shoreline beyond the beach where the trail follows the wood line back toward the main open area, as well as the wooded swamp behind that section) is valuable wildlife habitat and has been designated a Protected Natural Area. Although no signs are posted, dogs should not encroach on that area, whether or not they are leashed.