Lakeland residents are reminded that dogs must be on a leash in public areas. The Lakeland Park and Recreation Board members recently have had complaints about dogs running loose in city parks. This is a danger to others, as well as a violation of park rules.
Also, persons walking dogs are reminded to clean up after the dog. This is a courtesy to others as well as necessary for health and sanitation reasons. Again, park rules require persons to clean up after dogs or other animals.
If necessary, the City will start giving citations to violators to emphasize the need to comply with these rules.