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Dog Park Proposed For Eagle River


Many communities have a public area designated as a dog park but communities have found creating a dog park is not as easy as it sounds yet the City of Eagle River has now lent it's support to find a location.

City Administrator Joe Laux formally asked the council to appoint an ad hoc committee to explore options for a dog park.

“This committee could look at possible locations,” Laux said. “Dog parks are very popular but we need a large area to allow dogs to roam without a leash. Dog owners tend to police themselves when using a dog park.”

Police Chief Mark Vander Bloomen also favored looking for a dog park location. “Eagle River is not a dog friendly city,” Vander Bloomen said. “We looked at various sites in other communities and found out they will be used, year around.

“When I post a missing dog we get more hits than when I post a missing person.” The council is looking for about 10 persons and one council member to work on it.  Alderman Ron Kressen immediately volunteered to be that person.

Others interested in looking for a dog park should contact city clerk Debbie Brown at 715-479-8682, including those in the Town of Lincoln.

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