Area animals crapping in Prospect Park sandbox
A member of the Prospect Lefferts Playground list reported earlier this week that her husband witnessed someone letting their dog relieve itself (the post specified #2) in the sandbox of the Lincoln Road playground. The witness informed the Parks Department, which removed the excrement in question. But “upon closer inspection," the report continued, "there was more poop found hidden in the sand."
While local parents have suggested that owners who allow their pets to poop in the playground should be fined, they don't seem to realize that dogs aren't allowed in the playground in the first place. Park rules explicitly forbid animals anywhere in the area. After all, you don't want them shitting in that scary ring of water around the sandbox either, right?
Unfortunately, I suspect that the ability of policing to curb the problem is limited; the park is also home to a number of feral cats, perhaps the more likely culprits.