Chris Angel thought it does. It was his dying wish that there be a public space for dogs and owners to gather.
The longtime island resident and businessman asked the Trust for Public Land to get involved. The Trust's John Garrison has spent a lot of his time working too protect Maho Bay land, and is now also working on the dog park.
“The whole community is behind us on this,” he said. “The Community Foundation, Animal Care Center, and individual pet owners are all supportive. The people of St. John want a dog park.”
He’s looking for a two-acre parcel that’s relatively flat, near a public road, and with access to utilities so the dog park can have fresh water, lights and a lockable fence. “The park has had an outpouring of support, so we’re hoping the search won’t take long,” Garrison says.