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The Madison Board of Park Commissioners
Approves Use of the Dog Park Fund to
Completely Fence Quann Off-Leash Dog Park.
A year of lobbying by the quann4dogs advocacy group has paid off! Quann off-leash dog park will soon be completely fenced. The Parks department promises to complete work on Quann Dog Park before the opening of the Goodman Pool in July of 2006. The Parks department hopes to have the fencing in place before winter of 2005.
Fencing plans: Perimeter fences along Olin-Quann Parkway (formerly Expo Drive) and along the Quann bike path will connect the existing fence on the south (between the dog park and soccer field) and the Madison city buildings fences. This will completely enclose the off-leash dog park. The paved path/creek corridor north of the Wingra Creek bridge entrance will become official off-leash dog park space. Two additional fences will run from the perimeter fence down to Wingra creek to semi-enclose this area. This path/creek corridor area of the off-leash dog park will provide handicapped accessibility on the paved path and be the new location of the dog beach. The plans as approved by the Board of Park Commissioners include a separate small-dog/puppy area. Sadly, those plans are currently in limbo due to objections by the Alliant Energy Center.
The exact and final details ofgroups.io/g/Quann4Dogs the fencing are still being worked out. To stay informed, or express your views on those details join our email group firstname.lastname@example.org (now https://groups.io/g/Quann4Dogs) for all the late breaking news. Our members have established lines of communication with the Madison Parks staff and advise them of the dog park users desires.
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