Survey Results Show Support for Allowing Dogs at More Cooper City Parks

The City Commission recently discussed a potential change to the City Code to allow leashed dogs in certain neighborhood parks in Cooper City and directed staff to conduct a survey to gauge residents' openness to allowing leashed dogs in more parks.

Over a two-week period, from February 3 through February 17, Cooper City residents had the opportunity to respond "yes" or "no" to the survey question of "do you support allowing leashed dogs in suitable parks not currently designated as a dog park?"  The survey received a total of 780 unique responses, with 65% answering yes and 35% answering no. Only the first submission of each respondent was counted toward the survey.

The results of this survey will be shared with the City Commission.  It is important to note that this survey does not create any change to the current City Code (Ordinance 13-11-1) which includes that "no animals or pets of any kind, except for service animals, are permitted in City parks, unless they are in a fenced area that has been designated as an 'Off-Leash Dog Park.'"

Cooper City residents are welcome to share input and provide comments on this topic, and others, during City Commission Regular Meetings.  The next City Commission meeting will take place on March 8, 2022 at 6:30 PM at City Hall located at 9090 SW 50 Place, Cooper City, FL 33328.