Sound Off

Sound Off: Are dog owners required to have their dogs on a leash in Burcham Park? And are homeless people allowed to camp in that park?

Megan Gilliland, the city’s communications manager, provided this answer: Yes, in any public area, including parks, dogs must be on a leash. The exception for parks includes Lawrence’s designated dog parks: Mutt Run at Clinton Lake and Riverfront Park in North Lawrence. No camping is allowed in any city park without a pre-approved camping permit from Parks and Recreation. Parks hours are 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.


Benjamin Roberts 5 years, 11 months ago


Is the City (Megan Gilliland) aware of the fact that several homeless people camp at Burcham Park? Is the City aware that one of the homeless people owns a dog that is not kept on a leash?

Tim Quest 5 years, 11 months ago

Why don't people just call the city instead of being passive-aggressive tattle tales to the newspaper?

Steve Jacob 5 years, 11 months ago

Dozens of homeless sleeping outside tonight and your worried about the one with the dog?

Deb Engstrom 5 years, 11 months ago

Some people have too much time on their hands!!

John Kyle 5 years, 11 months ago

Yes, they make comments that have nothing to do with the topic!

somedude20 5 years, 11 months ago

I wouldn't worry about the dog. Ever notice how people feed the homeless mutts and when the dogs start to get some meat on them, a month or two later the dog is gone and said homeless dude has a new dog

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