Alderman Bruce Bailey proposed changing the ordinance, saying Greenfield was one of only about six communities in southeast Wisconsin that had a ban like this.
"We're not reinventing the wheel here," he said. "The ordinance deals with people who don't pick up after their dog, there's a fine. We've covered all the objections that people have."
Dogs still won't be allowed in Greenfield parks for certain special events, like the Fourth of July celebration or the Dan Jansen Family Fest. Dogs are also prohibited from the farmers market under this change.
Otherwise, dogs must stay on the paths and on a leash and they're not allowed in children's play areas or athletic fields.