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Some want Kernersville dog park to be private

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Nya Smith, 14, plays with her pit bull puppy, Pippa, as her father, Tshombe, watches during a visit to the Vivian F. Bennett Memorial Dog Park at Fourth of July Park in Kernersville. (Credit: WALT UNKS/JOURNAL)

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. –The Vivian F. Bennett Memorial Dog Park remains open to the general public, but some would like to see the park become private.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported that Peggy McLeod, who served on the planning committee for the park, said she is concerned with the lack of monitoring in the park. She said she is concerned about whether dogs visiting are spayed or neutered or have updated shots.

Zack Phillips said he brings his shepherd mix to the park regularly. He said he’s not willing to pay a fee to access the park, but does think more maintenance and supervision are necessary.

“I think it would be better to have someone come around every couple hours or so to make sure no one is doing anything they’re not supposed to be doing,” Phillips said, according to the Journal.

Read more: The Winston-Salem Journal.