Here’s the work that will be done this summer at the Minnow Lake Dog Park as a result of the construction on Second Avenue.
The large dog enclosure will likely not be affected. We will be notified if it will be. There is a possibility that one of the east-side sections may be slightly moved in.
There will be no other changes to the small enclosure other than what the City has already done eg moved the east-side fence in.
There may be changes to the access of the park as they work on the new road that will eventually connect both the cemetery and the dog park at Scarlett. The City may install temporary road access at another location, but the park will be accessible for the duration of the project. A light will be installed at this new Scarlett entrance, allowing much safer entrance and exit to the park.
There will be no changes to the parking lot. We will have the same amount of space and it will remain a gravel surface.
The existing service road running along the small enclosure to the large enclosure will be maintained, and the City is investigating options for a future road behind both enclosures allowing access to the large enclosure by car, for accessibility purposes.
Service delivery access to both parks (eg for bringing equipment up to the large park) will be maintained for the duration. That will mean that Home Depot will be able to access both parks to finish our shelters, hopefully sometime in the spring/early summer.
The City will run a water line to the existing main parking lot area. We are investigating options to run lines to both enclosures and to the community garden, as well as installing water access for dogs in both enclosures.
No word yet on replacing trees (especially those that were windbreaks) that will be knocked down. We’ll be following up on landscaping options, and final plans for that are not yet confirmed.
If you have any questions, please let us know and we’ll do our best to find out the answers for you.