Dogs enjoy red fire hydrant in Mississauga park but the city doesn’t approve

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Published September 21, 2022 at 4:13 pm

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Sprocket uses the wooden fire hydrant in Lakeside Park. Photo by Matt Sprague

A bright red, wooden fire hydrant caught the attention of dog owners in a Mississauga park this month but it’s not city approved.

The small hydrant was in the middle of Lakeside Park, 2268 Lakeshore Rd. W. in the leash-free dog area

“To the artistic genius who made a fire hydrant out of driftwood and placed it in the middle of lakeside park’s leash free area: Thank you from the bottom of my dog’s bladder,” Sprague wrote in a post in the South Mississauga Communities Facebook group earlier this month.

Sprague told inSauga his dog, Sprocket, made use of the hydrant.

And other dog lovers agreed, this hydrant is a welcome addition to the park.

“This makes me smile! Genius!!” one person wrote.

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This wood fire hydrant was in Lakeside Park. Photo by Matt Sprague

Just who put the hydrant in the park is not known.

The City of Mississauga says it wasn’t the parks department, and in fact, they ask people “not to leave items in leash-free zones in our parks as they may pose a health and safety risk or are not supported or approved by the City.”

But it seems like people would like to keep the hydrant and even add more.

“Awesome!! Each leash free park needs one of these!!” one person wrote.

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