Superior City Council Approves Funding For First-Ever Dog Park

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The city of Superior is officially moving forward to create its first-ever dog park before the end of the year.

The new doggy hangout will be located near the Mellenium Trail in the Billings Park neighborhood.

The city will use dollars from the Capital Improvement Fund to pay for the fencing at a cost of around $18,000, plus utilities at around $7,500.

“It’ll be a dual entrance. So you’ll have the two fences, one to go in to take your dog off the leash, and then to enter into the large fenced -in area. And really, that’s about it. The fence is a key piece for the dog park,” said Linda Cadotte, director of Parks, Rec. and Forestry.

Mayor Jim Paine said a lot of discussions have come before this point, and the time is now for the city’s dogs to have a safe place to play.

“Over the years, there’s been debate over the exact nature and place of that park. But this one has been very well planned. It’s been a very deliberate process getting to this point. I think everybody’s concerns should be satisfied and everybody’s hopes for the dog park should be realized with this plan,” Paine said.

Councilor Brent Fennesey said the fencing for the new dog park will go up before the ground freezes.   He added the city will connect water to the area with the potential for public restrooms in the future.

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