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Dog Park Repairs Begin Thursday After Fundraising Success

With the dog park needing thousands of dollars in repairs, we put out the call for help and North Loopers really came through!

Less than two weeks after our online appeal, we now have the money needed to hire a crew and they’ll get to work Thursday morning, April 11th. That means the park will be closed for at least a day or two, as workers repair the fence, redistribute the rock and install new mesh to keep the pebbles from spilling onto the sidewalk.

“It’s clear to me that the money we’ve raised so quickly reflects how much the North Loop loves its dogs,” said North Loop Neighborhood Association board member Andrew Morse, “and how much the North Loop sees the dog park as an important public amenity that needs help.”

Most of the money came from area businesses which will soon have sponsorship banners hanging on the dog park’s fence. But we also received several donations from individuals.

Among those providing sponsorships: MartinPatrick3, DRG, Billy Sushi, City Paws, Ancoats (construction), Jeromeo, Cristy Blake of Engel & Völkers real estate, Underground Leaf & Vine, In The Loop Coffee, Tutti Foods, FRGMNT Coffee, Red Cow, Red Rabbit, Eleven Design Co, InVision Distinctive Eyewear, Jester Concepts (Borough, Parlour, Butcher & The Boar) and city council member Michael Rainville Ward 3.

We will continue to ask for donations in hopes of providing future upgrades to the property. A limited number of business sponsorship opportunities are still available.

This is not a government-owned or operated park. It’s private property, generously provided to us by Schafer Richardson, a real estate development company based in the North Loop. Volunteers with the North Loop Neighborhood Association maintain the park.

By Mike Binkley, North Loop volunteer

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