The public meeting is scheduled for 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Harrier Picnic Shelter near the Eagle Island State Park Visitor Center. Admission is free for the event.

EAGLE, Idaho – The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting a public meeting Thursday for comments on a new dog-leash policy at Eagle Island State Park.

The proposal calls for all dogs to be leashed in the park. For many years, most places in the park allowed dogs to be off-leash.

However, in a Facebook post on April 29, Eagle Island State Park said, “a dramatic increase in the number of canine visitors and dog-related incidents – some leading to violence and police involvement – ​​has forced change”.

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) plans to explain the reasons for the policy change and give the public an opportunity to comment. Presentations detailing the policy change will take place Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m.

The public meeting is scheduled for 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Harrier Picnic Shelter near the Eagle Island State Park Visitor Center. Entrance to the park is free for the meeting.

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Attendees at Thursday’s meeting can voice their opinions and fill out Eagle Island State Park’s comment sheets.

“IDPR wants to keep Eagle Island a safe place for all of our visitors and is asking for your participation in this effort,” Eagle Island State Park’s Facebook post said.

The 545-acre park is located at 165 South Eagle Island Parkway.

For many years dogs were allowed off leash in most areas of the park, but a dramatic increase in the number of…

posted by Eagle Island State Park on Friday, April 29, 2022

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