The City Council on Monday reviewed progress on Richardson’s first dog park, which will be constructed on six acres under and along the President George Bush Turnpike just west of US 75. The proposed design features a central courtyard area where all dogs will enter separate fenced-in areas for large, small and sedentary dogs. Possible features include shade structures, benches, artwork and water fountains.
The City is working to finalize an inter-local agreement with TxDOT, which owns the land designated for the dog park. Next steps include naming the park and purchasing a pre-fabricated restroom building for the site. The $1.5 million project is expected to go out for bid in May or June with construction beginning this summer. The new park is expected to be complete by the end of the year.
The 2010 Richardson Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan identified a dog park as one of the City’s top recreation needs. Watch the work session presentation at bit.ly/1itTUzi.