UPDATE: Dog owners will soon have their day at the beach. Boynton Beach City Commissioners approved a one-day event for people to bring their dogs to Oceanfront Park.
The event will be planned for October or November. It would be held from 9 a.m. to noon. If all goes well, this could allow for dogs to be allowed on the beach on a regular basis, but with time and area restrictions.
Boynton Beach city leaders will decide Monday night if they will have a test day for dogs at Oceanfront Park.
The city commissioners will hear a proposal from city staff that highlights a plan for a “special” day for dogs at the beach. The city would be able to test if it is safe for dogs at Oceanfront Park.
The recommendation is to fence off the north side of the beach from 9 a.m. until noon on a Saturday. Park rangers would help maintain the dogs and city employees would set up activities for the dogs.
The cost of the special day would be around $1,500.
Commissioners will have to discuss how this will affect beachgoers, lifeguards, and turtle nests along the beach.
They can approve the current proposal, make changes, or reject it during Monday’s meeting.