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Big Park for Dogs seeks funding for dog park

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Recent efforts by the Pig Park Regional Community Council to develop a community plan identified that approximately 50% of VOC households include dogs and that a dog park is a highly desired amenity.

Big Park for Dogs has a business plan for a membership-based park and is looking for a viable location in the Village. Big Park for Dogs is seeking funding in a combination of donations, grants and conditional pledges to cover costs of dog park hardscape, such as fencing and shade structures in the amount of $150,000.

A conditional pledge is made now but is not due until a predetermined benchmark is achieved, which could be county permits. If no such permit is issued, the pledge would be null and void.

Meeting with owners of potential sites is a key next step. Donna Michaels attended a meeting with interested community members on June 10 and is supportive of the efforts being pursued by Big Park for Dogs.

If you are interested in learning more about Big Park for Dogs and signing a non-binding pledge form, please visit and enroll in their email list @ www.bigparkfordogs.org.

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