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dog_park-newspage-1North Park Fencing Project

The old fencing separating North Park from the parking area was scheduled to be replaced on September 23, 2009.

The 2 gates in North Park were replaced for easier access for the elderly and the handicapped but we will not be paving that entrance. A 10 foot wide gate for maintenance vehicles was also be installed.

This project was another major improvement to the dog park and was made possible by donations.

South Park Project

Leadership Fox Cities have reached their goal and the improvements to South Park for easier access to the dog park for the handicapped and elderly were completed.

The construction began May 17, 2010 and was completed on June 3, 2010. These improvements were made with donations from the community.

Leadership Fox Cities New Project - Improve access for seniors with limited mobility and other people with disabilities to the Dog Park.

This project was made possible through the generosity of the community and the hard work of the committee that raised $8,000+ from contributors.

  • Leadership Fox Cities members and their workplaces:
  • Nancy Pontius – Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Brian Hoefs – Associated Bank
  • Sue Lawson – Thrivent
  • Tracey Koenig – Heckrodt Wetland Reserve
  • John Wanie – Woodward Communications (WHBY, etc..)
  • Ryan Scherer – Appleton (Papers)
  • Colleen Rortvedt –Appleton Public Library Director

Major Contributors To This Project

  • Fox Communities Credit Union
  • Country View Animal Hospital of Neenah, S.C.
  • Fox River Animal Hospital
  • All Creatures Animal Hospital, LTD
  • Fox Valley Animal Referral Center
  • Associated Bank
  • Pet Supplies Plus
  • CJB Ventures d/b/a Brightstar
  • Van Handel Excavating
  • And many other generous dog park people from the Fox Valley that contributed.

Winter Park Light 1/21/2011

An area light has been added to the Winter Dog Park that will offer some night-time security and make the area more user friendly in the evening. The winter hours for the park are 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Please obey these hours and respect the rights of the dog park neighbors. This light was made possible through the generous donations of park users and the hard work of the "Friends of the Dog Park."

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