We had two volunteer work days on Sept 18 and 19. We had ten volunteers on the 18th and fifteen on the 19th. I am continually amazed at how much can be accomplished in a day with motivated volunteers. Our volunteers ranged in age from early 20's to early 70's. We were mostly women. Some had little experience with tools. One couldn't help in person but donated money which paid for sodas, donuts, brats and buns for lunch. One arranged to borrow a heavy trailer and pickup
People are looking forward to having a walking/jogging trail at the new dog park. A few people have mentioned that they wish we had one at Keene. Well, there is nothing to stop people from doing laps at Keene; an identified path isn't necessary to give you a chance to do some exercise. I borrowed one of those wheelie measuring things and Bill and I did some measurements so you can figure out distances. It is 308 feet from the lower parking lot to the entry to the dog park.
The city council meeting on August 31 unanimously approved the dog park proposal for the city property north of Riley Road, off Jean Duluth Road. The actions of the meeting can be found here. Of most interest is page three of the city council actions. It is a list of the "Communications regarding the proposed East Duluth dog park site" that is on page three of the document. You can see all 28...yes, TWENTY EIGHT letters of support for the dog park proposal. You can click