MONTREAL –Even dog owners in La Prairie are frustrated by the city’s decision to turn a once-accessible green space into a dog park.
"This used to be a very nice and quiet place to walk a dog or see the kids playing around from our neighbourhood, says nearby resident Giovanni Giummarra.
Now, the area on Denise-Lamaistre Street has been “transformed into a space that's been closed off to everybody," he said, "except for our dogs."
City workers recently installed fences around the quiet, popular park that used to be frequented by children with their families and with local daycares.
One resident called it “lost green space,” saying there's nothing they can do about it.
Some don't feel so hopeless. A petition circulated by residents who live next to the park has nearly 800 signatures.
Children in the area even made a video for the city explaining how much they …