Dog Park Advocate Addresses Knox Park Board

dog picThe Knox Park Board supports the notion of establishing an off-the-leash dog park in the city but lacks the funds to make it a reality any time soon. Chuck Richardson spoke at length to the board last night about his desire to give canines and their humans a place to exercise and socialize at Wythogen Park. President Ray Stevenson says it’s in the five-year plan for park improvements the board adopted a few years ago. He says a 150 foot by 300 foot area with a six-foot high fence and carries an estimated cost of more than $11,000. Stevenson stresses the park board is interested in establishing such a park when funds are available. He says the area south of the basketball court just off the walking trail where 150 trees were blown down during a summer storm a few years ago would be an ideal spot. It has ample space, shade and is also accessible by road. Board members suggested Richardson form a committee to raise money for the park and possibly get a school or scout group or other civic organization involved in the process.