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Mt Tabor Park
01/17/2018
Sports Court (basketball, tennis,volleyball, etc.)
Usability Problem
No
Closed
1. Very long part of mandatory fense is missing: entire side of the tennis courts is missing MANDATORY fense. Fense must have a small anti-dog swinging gate, just like the small swinging anti-dog fense in Willamette park tennis courts. Fifty (50) dogs per hour come to court from the off-leash grass area adjasent to court: steal my balls, interfere with my tennis games. Owners keep throwing dog balls into court for dogs to fetch while I am playing. Owners threaten me to sue for broken skulls of dogs, for bites of their dogs of my body during fights with their dogs, but I will refer them to you now for legal matters since you are aware. 2. The usual mandatory legal disclosure post is missing on court's fense: "City Ordinance: TENNIS ONLY!"
1. Very long part of mandatory fense is missing: entire side of the tennis courts is missing MANDATORY fense. Fense must have a small anti-dog swinging gate, just like the small swinging anti-dog fense in Willamette park tennis courts. Fense does not have to be long. It can be only waste-high anti-dog fense. Fifty (50) dogs per hour [I am not exaggerating] come to court from the off-leash grass area adjasent to court: steal my balls, interfere with my tennis games. Owners keep throwing dog balls into court for dogs to fetch while I am playing. Owners threaten me to sue for broken skulls of dogs, for bites of their dogs of my body during fights with their dogs, but I will refer them to you now for legal matters since you are aware. 2. The usual mandatory legal disclosure post is missing on court's fense: "City Ordinance: TENNIS ONLY!" 3. The anti-dog swinging gate is missing on existing entrance in South-West side of courts. Dogs come in trying to steal my balls, owners threaten to sue me for broken skulls of dogs, for dog bites on my body when I try to fight dogs off during my tennis plays. From now on, I will refer them to you since you are aware.
Map of Mt Tabor Park
Date Comment Action Completion Date
01/25/2018 please see previous comments Previously reported
01/17/2018 I played here for 10 years, but the exploding Portland population made this problem bad last year. It is going to get much worse next 10 to 20 years of my play here. I am not the only one who plays here for decades.
01/17/2018 3. The anti-dog swinging gate is missing on existing entrance in South-West side of courts. Dogs come in trying to steal my balls, owners threaten to sue me for broken skulls of dogs, for dog bites on my body when I try to fight dogs off during my tennis plays. From now on, I will refer them to you since you are aware.

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