Board looks at dog park

The Village of St. Joseph is examining the requirements of placing a dog park somewhere within the village.

Suzanne Rogers presented a proposal to the board asking them to consider placing a dog park within the village.

Rogers said she was motivated by posts on social media asking about dog parks closer than Champaign and Urbana.

Rogers said many village residents visit dog parks run by Champaign and Urbana.

The Champaign Dog Park is at the southeast corner of Windsor and Rising Road.  Non-residents pay $57 a year to use the park and each additional dog costs $6.  Dogs must be vaccinated and have a dog park ID tag.  The park is seven acres, Rogers said.

Rogers said Champaign has multiple rules for their parks including having the owners assume the full risk of injuries, damages one loss connected to use of the park, owners are responsible for the actions of the dogs, dogs must be under the control and in view of their owner at all times, dogs that exhibit vicious behavior must be removed from the park and owners must pick up their dogs waste.

The Urbana Dog Park is located at Perkins Road and has 10 acres devoted to the dog park, Rogers said.

In Urbana non-residents also pay $57 and each additional dog is $6.

The park is monitored by Urbana Park District staff members.

Dogs must be vaccinated before using the Urbana Park and follow rules similar to those in Champaign.

Rogers said she thought it would beneficial to the village if residents had a space they could use in town to exercise their dogs.

"Two acres would be nice," she said. "It would allow the dogs to run around."

Rogers said she thought placing the park at the Sports Complex would make the most sense.

Trustee Tami Fruhling-Voges asked Rogers if she thought those interested would be willing to fundraise for the project.

Rogers said she thought if a committee was formed and people actually volunteered it was a doable project.

Mayor B.J. Hackler said the board would need to discuss the costs of the project and where the project would be located before deciding if it was even doable for the village.

Categories (2):News, Parks and Recreation

Comments

The Leader embraces discussion of both community and world issues. We welcome you to contribute your ideas, opinions and comments, but we ask that you avoid personal attacks, vulgarity and hate speech. we reserve the right to remove any comment at its discretion, and we will block repeat offenders' accounts. To post comments, you must first be a registered user, and your username will appear with any comment you post. Happy posting.

Login or register to post comments

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
MaggieMaia wrote on April 27, 2016 at 5:04 am

This new dog park will be beneficial to the village but consult  with  http://ninjaessayreviews.com/ before planning to go all-in as they might help  you set up the best place and size of the park.

Cristina wrote on May 23, 2016 at 3:05 am

Great, This specific net webpage is seriously thrilling and enjoyment to learn. I’m an enormous fan from the subjects mentioned. http://doorgiftsingapore.com

Cristina wrote on June 27, 2016 at 5:06 am

followers instagram This is very intriguing, yet it is crucial to be able to select this kind of website link: likes on instagram

Linnea wrote on September 20, 2016 at 9:09 am

It's a great blog post and read it twice for better knowledge 192.168.1.1 192.168.1.1 192.168.1.1 192.168.1.1

imranuddin12302 wrote on February 13, 2017 at 2:02 am

Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon.online mens clothing Pakistan

 

imranuddin12302 wrote on February 14, 2017 at 6:02 am

Hey, great blog, but I don’t understand how to add your site in my rss reader. Can you Help me please?denim shirts

 

CraigRocky wrote on March 30, 2017 at 1:03 am

With advancements every where, there are many new things coming up in the market every day. With internet it is really easy to have as many options as possible specially related to entertainment. Very important among them is Easy Cookie clicker achievements.

CraigRocky wrote on March 31, 2017 at 5:03 am

Hair accessories accept been acclimated to add absorption to beard for a millennium. Name the acculturation and I will authenticate instances area assorted sorts of beard decorations and adornment were acclimated to add a bit of beard styles for teenagers to hair.

AndreasLatvi1 wrote on May 07, 2017 at 6:05 pm

Who is responsible to monitor the park?

Click Here

LeonieMarino wrote on May 20, 2017 at 6:05 am

That's great for having a dog park in there. Usually in my place, public park are used for dog gathering every weekend. 台北當鋪

Natalie07 wrote on May 22, 2017 at 8:05 pm

I can't take my cats there. It would be very terrible my cat attacted by the dogs.

Hacienda Lighting

FloeTelerr wrote on June 08, 2017 at 5:06 pm

That's a good rule to be applied in all of the park whole the world.

Time to check Cloud Contact Center Integrators

AndreasDavid wrote on January 24, 2018 at 8:01 am

Even I don't ever visit this park, but by read this article I can imagine how the look and condition of this park. I will visit this park with my pet tomorrow. capsa susun online

Event Calendar

Today's Events  |  FAQ
Log in to add an event