Dogs have run free — amok, some would say — in Robert E. Lee Park for years. Residents complained that the park had been "hijacked" by dog people. Even Baltimore County's parks director knew folks referred to the wooded lakeside retreat as "Dog Poop Park."
The spot, hovering on the city/county line, had become the area's favorite dog park — never mind that it wasn't one.
But that's all about to change.
After a $6.1 million renovation and a two-year closure, Robert E. Lee will reopen Friday, boasting all sorts of refinements — the centerpiece being a legal, fenced dog run that people will have to pay to use. Additionally, the park will become the...