1. By DrData
    February 22, 2011 at 4:57 pm | permalink

    The double signage doesn’t make sense. The Eberwhite Woods have the top sign: dogs must be leashed/feces removed.

  2. By cmfast
    February 22, 2011 at 5:13 pm | permalink

    Apparently the dog park tried moving to the Forsythe/Wines playground until this weekend when an officer in a police cruiser parked in the middle of the field much of the day.

  3. By Michael Appel
    February 22, 2011 at 10:09 pm | permalink

    If the dog is in your hand, why does it also need to be leashed?

  4. February 23, 2011 at 8:55 am | permalink

    Does anyone know why the sign is in a weird scifi font? Or what that font is?

  5. By cosmonıcan
    February 23, 2011 at 3:31 pm | permalink

    Why is the sign in that typeface? Who knows — it was what they felt like using; the city and it’s website are woefully lacking in design consistency.

    The typeface appears to be Handel Gothic. To anyone trying to ID an odd type design, here is a resource to help: [link]

  6. By George Hammond
    February 23, 2011 at 5:10 pm | permalink

    Both Eberwhite Woods and the grassy space near Crest and Bemidji (behind Slauson School) are Ann Arbor School District properties, not city parks. Not that this answers the questions here.

  7. February 23, 2011 at 8:36 pm | permalink

    cosmonican, I heart your sensibility. Typography is a vanishing art and one that I will miss.

  8. By Rod Johnson
    February 23, 2011 at 10:19 pm | permalink

    I don’t see the contradiction. Dogs are permitted, as long as they are (a) leashed and (b) not pets. For instance, if they are wild dogs you just captured, or intended for dog fighting or use as food, they’re fine.

    Happy to help.

  9. By Tom Whitaker
    February 26, 2011 at 11:07 pm | permalink

    Some dogs are working dogs–leader dogs or helpers. They are not deemed to be pets, and are allowed to be in places where pet dogs are not, as long as they are leashed.

  10. By TJ
    March 8, 2011 at 9:55 pm | permalink

    Hooray! The people who use those grounds as an unofficial dog park are notoriously bad at cleaning up dog feces (usually because they’re standing around chatting, instead of watching to see if their dogs drop anything). Makes it hard for anyone else to use the grounds afterwards…