The financial backer of a proposed dog park for a new park in southwest Springfield says she hasn’t given up on building a similar site within Washington Park.
Dr. Karen Hoelzer shifted plans for the dog park to the planned Barker Park after some people raised objections to the original Washington Park proposal. But Hoelzer says there’s interest in both locations… and she hopes that both might someday become reality.
In the meantime, Hoelzer is asking for the public’s help with an online contest that could provide a $100,000 prize toward the Barker Park project. Anyone can cast votes through the website petsafe.net.