Columbia City Council to weigh possible dog park improvements

4 months 3 days 6 hours ago Saturday, July 13 2019 Jul 13, 2019 Saturday, July 13, 2019 8:39:00 AM CDT July 13, 2019 in News
By: Garrett Jones KOMU 8 News Reporter
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COLUMBIA - The city council is set to hear a report regarding public suggestions for the city's three dog parks in its regular meeting Monday.

The council has worked with the MU School of Natural Resources to survey visitors for the past year. Now, it will use the results of the survey and meet with dog park visitors to develop a list of what visitors want.

According to the report, desired amenities include more shade, maintenance, adequate trash cans, secure fencing, seating, lights and attractive trees and landscaping.  

After a project list is developed, it will appear on the list of potential projects for the council to consider funding in the 2021 Park Sales Tax renewal.

The council is also considering the development of a fourth dog park. It would have all of the desired amenities and services, but would require an annual membership fee.

Melissa Sanders, a frequent visitor and dog trainer, said she wants to see equipment improvements at the parks.

"I would like to see some more training equipment for the dogs. Weave poles, tire jump, anything like that. Agility equipment would be fantastic," Sanders said.

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