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Winter snow clearing plans:
Typical years. Parks staff plow the path in the creek corridor and they need better control of the vehicle gates to make this efficient. Park staff will lock the vehicle gates in the open position when snowfall is expected. Once the plowing is completed, staff will remove the locks so the gates can be closed. PLEASE do not try to close the gates when the padlocks are in place. Lack of cooperation could result in the path not getting plowed at all. This is our handicapped accessible path and when we get deep snow this may be the only area many other people can handle.
Off-leash use of the creek corridor north of the bridge is allowed at all times, whether the gates are open or closed. Use CAUTION when using the creek corridor. Remember that the gate on the Olin Ave end will also be open! Once the creek freezes over, it is possible for dogs to escape to the other side or around the ends of the fencing even when the gates are closed.
The much slated Wingra Creek Restoration Project is scheduled to begin after the first of the year. If you're not up to speed on it further information can be found here.
This project will affect Quann Dog Park, particularly the section along the creek with the paved path running through it. Beginning after the first of the year, the fence enclosing the western side of the path/ creek area will be removed thus this area will not be secure. Dogs should be kept out of this area as will be used as a haul route for the dredging by heavy equipment. The Soccer field to the west of the Dog Park will be used to deposit the dredging. This material is very messy and efforts should be made to keep dogs away. The project is listed as having a one year duration, however Engineering does anticipate completion of the work affecting Quann Dog Park by the end of June.
Middleton – The Middleton Public Lands, Recreation & Forestry Department announces the Grand Opening of the Quisling Park – Off Leash Dog Exercise Area, on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 9:30am, at 8780 Airport Road, Middleton, WI 53562.
After more than a year of planning, the first Off Leash Dog Park w/in Middleton’s City Limits, will be open for use! The new off leash dog Exercise Park, is over 3 acres of fenced area, with picnic tables and trails for you & your pooch to roam freely. There is ample parking, it’s conveniently located near Middleton neighborhoods, and it’s a fine excuse to get some exercise for the whole family and your dog!
Posts about what's happening in Quann Dog Park.