Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) -The Rochester City Council has adopted changes to the city's leash ordinance including a new restriction - dogs on all sidewalks in the city must be on  a leash.

The changes also reflect recommendations made earlier this month by the Park Board that require dogs be on a 10 foot leash when they are within 25 feet of events, playgrounds, shelters and other buildings and trails. Leashes would also be required in all of Quarry Hill park except for a designated area on the west side of the park.

Dogs would also be required to be under control by leash or command when other people approach in any part of a park.

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