Friday, October 31st8.5°C
21625
23779

Rutland Centennial Park

Kelowna and Joe Rich topics.

Moderators: oneh2obabe, Triple 6, Jo, ferri

Rutland Centennial Park

Postby helebob » Nov 23rd, 2012, 10:24 am

I just wanted to express an opinion. I took my small dog through the park to get to the other side, and got verbally insulted by the caretaker there. I had my small dog on a leash, as he did his business. I did pick it up and put in the garbage. The so called caretaker drove his big red truck out on the grass to inform me this is not a dog park. No politeness I might add. Just because there is some inconsiderate people in this world, it does not mean we are all like this. He could approach it better. he is rude. I did have my small dog on a leash. I never complained until now about how his dogs in the small area, use to jump at the fence barking, scaring my small grand children. Not to mention when I go through there, I pick up garbage, needles etc, that are constantly in the grass. his area is always extremely messy, and unkept. I no longer take my grand kids to that park, nor do my neighbours or my children. You would think he should care about the park and the home he is living in...take a look, it looks like a rundown building. trucks, equipment all over. Not a safe place. So mr " not so care" taker. Get a personality, and realize that there is a lot of nice caring people out there that should be treated with a little more respect!!
helebob
 
Posts: 1
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: May 31st, 2005, 9:28 pm

Re: Rutland Centennial Park

Postby Bsuds » Nov 23rd, 2012, 10:30 am

Maybe contact the City Parks dept and voice your concerns. If they don't know about it they can't fix it.
Recent medical research has shown that a Woman who carries a bit of excess weight lives much longer than a man who mentions it!
User avatar
Bsuds
The Wagon Master
 
Posts: 33322
Likes: 1927 posts
Liked in: 2752 posts
Joined: Apr 21st, 2005, 10:46 am
Location: Ork

Re: Rutland Centennial Park

Postby grammafreddy » Nov 23rd, 2012, 10:39 am

It has nothing to do with the city. The park is owned by the Rutland Park Society. Send them an email at rutlandpark@live.ca
__________________________________________________________________________________________
We are a generation of idiots - smart phones and dumb people.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
User avatar
grammafreddy
Chief Sh*t Disturber
 
Posts: 28551
Likes: 2199 posts
Liked in: 776 posts
Joined: Mar 17th, 2007, 10:52 am

Re: Rutland Centennial Park

Postby theyeti » Nov 23rd, 2012, 11:07 am

there r alot of ppl who no longer use the parks because of stupid rules like this . cant have a beer on the beach . cant smoke a ciggerrette under a shade tree at city park . cant have a dog .. its gone way too far . sorry to hear some jerk on a power trip ruined your walk
theyeti
Übergod
 
Posts: 1360
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: May 10th, 2009, 9:01 am

Re: Rutland Centennial Park

Postby averagejoe » Nov 23rd, 2012, 3:06 pm

grammafreddy wrote:It has nothing to do with the city. The park is owned by the Rutland Park Society. Send them an email at rutlandpark@live.ca


Your absolutely right Grammafreddy! Lots of people don't know that it's a privately run park that was dedicated to the people of Rutland. The caretaker there, has had many, many run ins with people. He has done some pretty silly things since he started a few years back. The Society isn't very people friendly since Grant left.
Some people like to call everything they can't handle a conspiracy.
Quote by DerKaiser
User avatar
averagejoe
Guru
 
Posts: 6606
Likes: 573 posts
Liked in: 195 posts
Joined: Nov 23rd, 2007, 11:50 pm

Re: Rutland Centennial Park

Postby averagejoe » Nov 23rd, 2012, 3:13 pm

helebob wrote:I just wanted to express an opinion. I took my small dog through the park to get to the other side, and got verbally insulted by the caretaker there. I had my small dog on a leash, as he did his business. I did pick it up and put in the garbage. The so called caretaker drove his big red truck out on the grass to inform me this is not a dog park. No politeness I might add. Just because there is some inconsiderate people in this world, it does not mean we are all like this. He could approach it better. he is rude. I did have my small dog on a leash. I never complained until now about how his dogs in the small area, use to jump at the fence barking, scaring my small grand children. Not to mention when I go through there, I pick up garbage, needles etc, that are constantly in the grass. his area is always extremely messy, and unkept. I no longer take my grand kids to that park, nor do my neighbours or my children. You would think he should care about the park and the home he is living in...take a look, it looks like a rundown building. trucks, equipment all over. Not a safe place. So mr " not so care" taker. Get a personality, and realize that there is a lot of nice caring people out there that should be treated with a little more respect!!


You are right on about the Park. People don't use it much anymore. (Only when there are is attractions going on in the park.) People have quit going to the Park because of the hassles one get's from the caretaker. There use to be lots of baseball, ball hockey, lacrosse, families using the park. You don't see them anymore.
Some people like to call everything they can't handle a conspiracy.
Quote by DerKaiser
User avatar
averagejoe
Guru
 
Posts: 6606
Likes: 573 posts
Liked in: 195 posts
Joined: Nov 23rd, 2007, 11:50 pm

Re: Rutland Centennial Park

Postby grammafreddy » Nov 23rd, 2012, 8:53 pm

averagejoe wrote: Lots of people don't know that it's a privately run park that was dedicated to the people of Rutland. The caretaker there, has had many, many run ins with people. He has done some pretty silly things since he started a few years back. The Society isn't very people friendly since Grant left.


Who is Grant?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
We are a generation of idiots - smart phones and dumb people.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
User avatar
grammafreddy
Chief Sh*t Disturber
 
Posts: 28551
Likes: 2199 posts
Liked in: 776 posts
Joined: Mar 17th, 2007, 10:52 am

Re: Rutland Centennial Park

Postby averagejoe » Nov 23rd, 2012, 11:13 pm

grammafreddy wrote:
averagejoe wrote: Lots of people don't know that it's a privately run park that was dedicated to the people of Rutland. The caretaker there, has had many, many run ins with people. He has done some pretty silly things since he started a few years back. The Society isn't very people friendly since Grant left.


Who is Grant?


Grant Spedersfield? (Spelling) He was the President for many years. I worked the parade with him for a lot of years. He has passed on.
Some people like to call everything they can't handle a conspiracy.
Quote by DerKaiser
User avatar
averagejoe
Guru
 
Posts: 6606
Likes: 573 posts
Liked in: 195 posts
Joined: Nov 23rd, 2007, 11:50 pm

Re: Rutland Centennial Park

Postby gardengirl » Nov 24th, 2012, 2:51 pm

My question would be: Is it a NO DOGS PERMITTED park?
If so, why was the woman in the park with her dog?
It makes no difference whether she thinks she was considerate because she picked up after the dog.
If the dog was not supposed to be there to begin with, she was in the wrong.
Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death.
User avatar
gardengirl
Walks on Forum Water
 
Posts: 12404
Likes: 189 posts
Liked in: 195 posts
Joined: Mar 23rd, 2006, 2:01 pm
Location: Wrong side of the tracks.

Re: Rutland Centennial Park

Postby Roadster » Nov 25th, 2012, 10:58 pm

I dont know the caretaker there so cant comment either way but GG is right, a "No dogs" park is just that and its probably not because of the you, the OP here, its because of the rude ones who the caretaker might have dealt with in the past leaving their dog's poop there and the caretaker having to pick it up.
I have seen some pretty nice parks fulla dog poop. The worst thing is walking on the grass and finding your shoes fulla poop. Thats why the doggie parks, even tho you are supposed to pick it up, at least poop can be expected there just because even at doggie parks, people are jerks and dont care about others.
Could be the caretaker saw you pick it up but figured when he is not there you'd be the stinker who didnt cos he wasnt looking at those other times.
And, he likely saw you pick it up,,, but if he saw that and even knew you would, still, letting you walk your dog there allows the stinkers who dont bother to pick it up as well.
If I won the lottery I would take each and every one of you to a secluded island in the sea for the biggest party you have ever known. One way. Those of you who love me when you find your way back would be my friends.
User avatar
Roadster
Time waster at work
 
Posts: 37701
Likes: 500 posts
Liked in: 572 posts
Joined: Mar 21st, 2009, 8:57 am
Location: Sleeping in yer motorhome, kinda nice in here but could you change the sheets on the beds soon? :D

Re: Rutland Centennial Park

Postby diggerdick » Nov 25th, 2012, 11:11 pm

You see people in the park with their dogs on leash during the Sunday flea markets quite often. And he does nothing about it As he runs around Collecting money from the people at the tables.
THINK for yourself - Dont be lead-
User avatar
diggerdick
Board Meister
 
Posts: 438
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 2 posts
Joined: Nov 1st, 2005, 8:24 pm
Location: KELOWNA

Re: Rutland Centennial Park

Postby Roadster » Nov 25th, 2012, 11:17 pm

diggerdick wrote:You see people in the park with their dogs on leash during the Sunday flea markets quite often. And he does nothing about it As he runs around Collecting money from the people at the tables.

On the grass?
If I won the lottery I would take each and every one of you to a secluded island in the sea for the biggest party you have ever known. One way. Those of you who love me when you find your way back would be my friends.
User avatar
Roadster
Time waster at work
 
Posts: 37701
Likes: 500 posts
Liked in: 572 posts
Joined: Mar 21st, 2009, 8:57 am
Location: Sleeping in yer motorhome, kinda nice in here but could you change the sheets on the beds soon? :D

Re: Rutland Centennial Park

Postby diggerdick » Nov 26th, 2012, 12:13 am

Quite often the overflow at the flea market means that there's tables are put out in the grass. And people walk their dogs on leash Looking at the tables.
THINK for yourself - Dont be lead-
User avatar
diggerdick
Board Meister
 
Posts: 438
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 2 posts
Joined: Nov 1st, 2005, 8:24 pm
Location: KELOWNA

Re: Rutland Centennial Park

Postby Roadster » Nov 26th, 2012, 12:16 am

I dont get why people would bring their dogs to a community sale anyway, and quite possibly the caretaker dont bother with it because people are too stupid anyway on Sundays :dyinglaughing:
If I won the lottery I would take each and every one of you to a secluded island in the sea for the biggest party you have ever known. One way. Those of you who love me when you find your way back would be my friends.
User avatar
Roadster
Time waster at work
 
Posts: 37701
Likes: 500 posts
Liked in: 572 posts
Joined: Mar 21st, 2009, 8:57 am
Location: Sleeping in yer motorhome, kinda nice in here but could you change the sheets on the beds soon? :D

Re: Rutland Centennial Park

Postby crate » Nov 26th, 2012, 10:09 am

What people have to remember is that there is alot of problems in that park...maybe he just had to deal with somebody eles that was ignorant,,The park is alot cleaner then before.my grandma wouldnt walk thru there and now she feels safe enough to do so.All the time the caretakers have to deal with people doing wrong in the park,eg, going to the washroom in hallway (beside daycare) drug dealers thinking they own the place,it is a constant battle.Remember there is a daycare there ,they dont need to deal with people and thier dogs crappin all over the area.I f it was me i would be fed up aswell.Not all people are considerate remember that.
crate
 
Posts: 18
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Dec 21st, 2008, 5:35 pm

Next

Return to Kelowna

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 19 guests