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October 22, 2014, 4:45 pm
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Dog Park Benefactor Willing To Shift Effort From Washington Park To Planned New South End Site

Efforts to create another dog park in Springfield have taken a turn. 


Dog park supporter and benefactor Karen Hoelzer has indicated her support to create that new dog park at Barker Park… a 26-acre parcel of land donated to the park district by the Barker family nearly a decade ago.  The Hoelzer family had wanted to donate fundsand raise money for a dog park within Washington Park… but met resistance from people living nearby. 


The Springfield Park Board would have to agree to the proposal to build the dog park at Barker Park. The board has already allocated $40,000 for engineering studies and basic amenities at the site on the south end of Springfield.

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