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Solar Lights Added to the Hollywood Dog Park

Responding to many requests for lighting at the dog park, our Public Works was able to install a couple of solar lights in the dog park.

The addition of lights should be very helpful given it gets dark so early now. Hopefully, this will allow our neighbors to enjoy some of the early evening park visits.

Staff said they will monitor the effectiveness of the new lights. Please see the photo below. Thank you all for asking for this amenity in the park.

City’s First ‘Walkable’ Dog Park Gets Full Funding

Exciting news for our dog owners.  The proposed dog park in north College Park is now fully funded.

In the new FY2020 budget, $328,668 has been allocated for the proposed dog park on 51st Avenue, just north of the Public Works building. This will be in addition to $50,000 we currently have in the project’s account.

A community meeting was held in May last year to present information about creating a dog park on a portion of the Prince George’s County Board of Education property on 51st Avenue north of the Public Works facility. Community members expressed a positive interest in this location.

Based on this feedback, staff contacted the Board of Education to see if they would consider the City’s request to utilize another portion of this parcel for a City maintained dog park.

The park will have two “playgrounds” – one for small and large dogs. It will also have a water supply/fountain, drainage, https://www.northernfence-wi.com/ fence and secure gates, waste station. Parking will be available at the DPW parking lot A new sidewalk is expected to be built between the DPW parking lot and the park, so if you want to take your dog to the park, you should also get a cute dog harnesses and gear just for this purpose. There will be relaxed, self-enforced regulation, with spot checks by City’s ACO (Animal Control Officer).

My special thanks to the community members, and in particular former Councilwoman Christine Nagle for their advocacy for the park. My sincerest thanks to our City staff who have been working really hard in this project behind the scene.

More about the proposed dog park can be found here on City’s web site.

We expect the construction to start around this winter – next spring time frame.

Council Awards Hollywood Dog Park Contract

At this week’s Council meeting, the City Council awarded a contract to A. Morton Thomas and Associates, Inc. for the design specifications for the Hollywood dog park, in an amount not to exceed $50,000.00.

A community meeting was held in May to present information about creating a dog park on a portion of the Prince George’s County Board of Education property on 51st Avenue north of the Public Works facility. Community members expressed positive interest for this location.

Based on this feedback, staff contacted the Board of Education to see if they would consider the City’s request to utilize another portion of this parcel for a City maintained dog park.

An agreement between the Board of Education and the City has been finalized for the City to use a part of the western side of the parcel to construct and operate an open-access dog park. The City currently has an agreement with the Board of Education to utilize about 4 acres of this parcel for compost operations.

A. Morton Thomas and Associates, Inc. submitted the most competitively priced bid for the design and engineering of the Hollywood dog park

Community Meeting to Discuss New Location for Proposed Dog Park

City Seeks Input about Proposed Dog Park in North College Park

Next Thursday, January 11, the North College Park Community Association (NCPCA) will discuss a concept plan for a new dog park at Duvall Field.

$70,000 was included in the City budget to plan for a dog park in the current FY 2018 budget. The location of the proposed park is to the south of the new concession building, where the small softball field (“B” field) is located.

The City is interested to receive input of residents regarding the location, and Staff will be present to address questions, comments, and concerns from residents. The meeting will take place at Davis Hall at 7:30 pm.

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