Lake Elmo may soon get a dog park

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Would you like a park created for dogs to gather and play off-leash while under their owners’ supervision?

The Lake Elmo Parks Commission is considering a proposal to create a fenced dog park, and the commissioners are seeking public input. The proposed location is near the west entrance of Sunfish Lake Park, off Jamaca Avenue, just east of fire station No. 2. Dogs are currently allowed in much of the 284-acre, natural-area park, but must be leashed at all times.

The idea of creating an off-leash dog park in Lake Elmo was first introduced at a parks commission meeting in October 2012.

Communications coordinator Alyssa MacLeod said the planning commission discussed the matter again at last week’s meeting and would be studying the possibility in more detail at its Monday, May 19, meeting.

The planning commission meets every second and fourth Monday at City Hall, 3800 Laverne Ave. N. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. and are open to the public.

There is a one-question survey on the city’s Facebook page along with room for comments related to the proposed dog park.

-- Joshua Nielsen


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