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Dog Park Gets Fresh Layer Of Rock

The North Loop Dog Park, which was in danger of closing last year, is now looking better than ever with the addition of a new layer of rock and other landscaping improvements along the fence line. The North Loop Neighborhood Association took over management and oversight of the park at the start of 2020 after the former caretakers, a non-profit known as Dog Grounds, said they could no longer do it.

“It’s a very popular meeting place for people and dogs,” said Tim Bildsoe, NLNA president. “It just needed some love and attention.”

The rock hadn’t been replaced for many years, and much of it had been kicked over to the edges of the fence, which meant the park would get quite muddy in the summer and icy in the winter.¬† Bildsoe arranged for a crew from Beniek Property Services to deliver four truckloads of rock as well as work on drainage solutions so there wouldn’t be so much standing water after a rainfall.

The crew also removed weeds and added a layer of rock at the entrance along 3rd Street. The NLNA hopes to add some more banners to the fence in the coming months as well.

By Mike Binkley, North Loop Neighborhood Association 

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