Chillicothe Council heard about a new development planned for city parks...which will go to the dogs.
After a year of planning, Parks & Recreation director Bill Bonner presented his commission's idea to council.
He said they looked at several locations and sought advice from many experts, and have decided on a part of the Canal Gardens on Yoctangee Parkway north of Kopp Street for the city's new dog park. It will be little over an acre, with two fenced areas.
Bonner said, to do it right, it will be expensive - the estimated price tag is close to $100,000 to pay for the fencing, 10 parking spots, and an ADA sidewalk.
They already have a $500 grant, and are applying for a $250,000 grant. Pledges and donations can be made to Parks & Rec. They hope to build it next year.
You can learn more on the Facebook page "Friends of the Chillicothe Dog Park," which also has information on the September 1st "Bark In the Park" fundraiser for the Ross County Humane Society.
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils and local culture