Dear NSYSA Players, Friends, & Families:
Our town Parks & Rec Director has requested we be a bit more diligent in following one of our Town Ordinances.
Specifically per Chapter 3/Section 3-7: It is unlawful to allow or permit any animal on public parks or sports playing fields, whether or not restrained, except for service dogs (so called).
This ordinance applies to Pacheco Park and the NSES field complex, which are both town facilities. The school department prohibits pets from the turf facility under their own separate policy.
In year's past when we failed to properly enforce this ordinance, one dog led to another and so on and so forth until there were on average 10 pets at the field on any given Saturday during Fall Rec. This scenario unfortunately did lead to one of our children getting bit at the fields, so I'm sure you'll understand our sensitivity to this request.
North Smithfield Youth Soccer Association