Paddock Lake Dog Park advances toward permanency

A temporary dog park in Old Settlers Park in Paddock Lake has taken another step toward permanent status.

County Supervsior Mike Underhill, whose district includes Paddock Lake, said making the park permanent won the unanimous approval this week of the Highway and Parks Committee, of which he is a member. The proposal is now expected to go to the Finance Committee Thursday and then on to the full County Board next week.

Part of Old Settlers Park has been being used as a temporary off-leash dog park since late last year as a way to help raise funds for two permanent dog parks — one at the new county park under development in Randall and Wheatland and the other at Petrifying Springs County Park in Somers. Kreuser’s goal was to raise $25,000 in matching funds to supplement $25,000 in revenue received from landfill fees to develop the two parks. Another temporary park was set up at Petrifying Springs as well.

But the temporary parks proved popular and the fundraising was boosted by two large donations for naming rights. The effort has more than exceeded its goal by raising $41,000.


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