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 to transport materials on Friday. Many chipped in with additional sweets and treats to share and other lunch items. People chipped in by bringing grills, cooking and setting things up for lunch. People brought what tools they had and generously shared with others. Two dogs attended and supervised the work. Two volunteers don't even have dogs. Several have dogs that don't use the dog parks due to health or other issues. Some had to leave early, some came later, and all contributed to two days of removing a...
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. It is 771 feet from the upper parking lot to the entry. It is 778 feet from inside the gate in the all dog area, walking the fence line all around and back, measuring close to the fence. There are 5280 feet in a mile so you can do your own calculations. I did some figuring and if you start at the lower parking lot, do six laps in the all dog area and back to the parking lot you have traveled 5284 feet, or a mile.
To increase your work out you could do a detour and go up and over the hi...
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 on each letter and read them. It is quite interesting to read the many letters and how dog parks are important, to the writers and their dog/s. These 28 letters had a huge impact in getting the dog park approved. Thank you to all who took time to write to the city council.
Let's now show our appreciation to the council for their unanimous vote to approve the dog park by emailing
a short thank you to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.