Dogs on playgrounds

 Dear internet,

What is up with people who run their dogs off leash in the fenced playground in my neighborhood in DC? Every day, there they are, coaxing their dogs up the slides, laughing merrily as the dog poops and then rolls around in it. There is a sign up that says “no dogs on the playground” and yet, people still do it.

The dog owners, they have their own dog park down the street where dogs can go live their best dog life with the other dogs doing dog things. And dogs can run around the rest of the park. Just not the playground.

Why are these dog owners letting their dogs run where little kids put their hands on things and then into their mouths?