Emory Bryan, News On 6
TULSA, Oklahoma -- The Tulsa City Council is considering several changes to the rules for Tulsa's "Dog Parks" with the intent of improving safety for animals and people.
The rule changes will increase the minimum age for dogs to be off leash from four to six months old, and require people to stop their dogs from digging holes.
A volunteer task force helped create the original rules and suggested the changes.
The new rule for the age of a dog matches the age at which a dog is required to be neutered. The new rule on digging holes is to clarify that owners are responsible not just for repairing the damage, but also from allowing dogs to dig. The task force reports several people have broken ankles by stepping into holes at the park.
Tulsa has two "Dog Parks;" the Joe Station "Bark Park" at 2279 Charles Page Boulevard, and "Biscuit Acres" within Hunter Park at 5800 E 91st. Biscuit Acres is temporarily closed for repairs.
The City Council will review the rules changes Tuesday morning.