Boise Ponds Closed Due to Dangerous Conditions
Due to the unsafe conditions, yesterday the city of Boise indefinitely closed ponds at all city parks. Any walking or skating is now prohibited.
The move comes after incidents in which dogs have fallen through the pond ice. So far this season, there have been 5 such incidents resulting in 2 dogs that have died. Doug Holloway, director of Boise Parks and Recreation says, "our primary concern is that any recreational use of the ice on a park pond at this time will create a very unsafe, dangerous situation."
In order to enforce this, this punishment is pretty steep. Violators can be cited with a misdemeanor which could result in a $1000 fine and/or 180 days in jail.