Progress being made at Jamestown dog parkPepper’s Dog Park in southeast Jamestown is closer to opening, but a few things still need to be completed, according to a park organizer for the project.
By: By Sun Staff , The Jamestown Sun
Pepper’s Dog Park in southeast Jamestown is closer to opening, but a few things still need to be completed, according to a park organizer for the project.
The fencing has been installed and a water main has been installed as well, so the majority of things left on the docket are mostly cosmetic, said Joyce Heinrich, Jamestown Parks and Recreation commissioner.
Heinrich hopes to have the Dale Carnegie leadership group present to the Jamestown Parks and Recreation Commission with the progress and a tentative opening date at the May 14 meeting.
Still left to do from now until then is install wastebaskets, clear the park’s perimeter, clean the nearby shelter belt, gravel the parking lot, install concrete barriers in the parking lot and install signage. Some trees might be planted as well.
In December 2010, Reuben and Clarice Liechty donated 17 acres of land along 13th Street Southwest to the Jamestown Parks and Recreation Foundation. Two acres of that will be used for the dog park. One stipulation of the donation was that the park had to be named after Pepper, the Liechtys’ son’s family dog.
A dog park has been discussed in Jamestown since prior to 2006.
Heinrich said it should open sometime between mid-May and early June.