A “bark park” for Holton-area dogs could be open at Countryside Park as soon as this fall, the Holton City Commission learned on Monday.
Members of the city’s Dog Park Committee met with the city commission to discuss plans for the dog park, to be built near the soccer fields at Countryside Park and named “Dogwood Park.” In addition to approving plans for the layout of the park, commissioners also heard comments from committee members about how the park will be managed.
Commissioners were also reminded that all funds for construction of the dog park came from donations rather than city funds — in fact, the park’s construction was inspired by a donation from the late Judy Hann of more than $122,200, according to dog park committee chairman Janet Zwonitzer. The park will be built and items in the park installed by city employees, Zwonitzer noted.
(Read more: The Holton Recorder)