Category Archives: Park

City installs pet waste signs at entrances to Hidden Valley Park

pet waste sign at entrance to Hidden Valley Park

At our last VPTA board meeting, we discussed whether the Association should pay to have the City of Northfield install one or more pet waste stations (example here) along the trail in Hidden Valley Park

The Board decided that a better first step would be to ask the City to install “Please Clean Up After Your Pet” signs to see if that solved the problem.

This week,  a City crew installed signs at the three entrances/exits to the park. Our cost: $54.

May 25 update.  Robbie has been stuffing pet waste bags into the holes in the signs.  And people are using them.

Robbie Wigley, inserting pet waste bags on sign Robbie Wigley, inserting pet waste bags on sign

City Parks Department cuts down the noxious trees

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I’m not sure when it happened exactly but some time in the past few weeks, a crew from the City of Northfield Streets, Parks & Facilities Division mowed down all the noxious trees at the south end of the pond in Hidden Valley Park. There were hundreds of small trees there, blocking the view of the pond for those of us on the south end.

A tip-of-the-blogger-hat to Streets & Parks Supervisor TJ Heinricy and his staff for doing this.