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Dog Park Coming at 11th & R Streets NW

by Borderstan.com — October 17, 2008 at 11:36 am 2 Comments

This Borderstan dog is excited about the coming dog park at 11th & R Streets NW. (Photo by Luis Gomez.)

This Borderstan dog is excited about the coming dog park at 11th & R Streets NW. (Photo by Luis Gomez.)

Hoooooraaaaay. As a dog owner, this is great news–a new dog park that is a short walk from Borderstan, at 11th and R Streets NW.

I am going to try and find out if the park will be enclosed on all four sides so that we don’t have to worry about our dogs running out into traffic.

This message is from Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans on Logan Circle News on Yahoo! Groups:

I am pleased to announce construction has began on the new dog park near Shaw Jr. High School site – and at my request the project has been expanded to 15,000 square feet. On a walk-thru the community in September, Mayor Adrian Fenty promised the Shaw/Logan neighborhoods this much needed urban amenity, which was originally slated to be 10,000 square feet. Working with the Department of Parks and Recreation, after numerous requests from constituents in these Ward 2 neighborhoods, I asked for and secured the larger area. The dog park which will be located on the soccer fields near 11th & R is eagerly awaited. The park will open in the near future–stay tuned for the ribbon-cutting date and time! – Jack

Comments (2)

  1. It is still unclear to me where this will be located. Can someone provide a more precise location than a street intersection?

    Thank you!

  2. That’s great that you all have 15,000 sq ft of fenced in space for your dogs, I understand it is a relief to just let your dog run free without worrying about them. But, damn, was it really necessary to destroy our neighborhood soccer court, which was used more than anything else out there by far (bball courts, skatepark, baseball field)! WTF! I don’t understand how this happened, there was plenty of room out there for a dog park and the soccer court! I have been playing there on a regular basis for about 8 years..

    How in the world do dogs get priority over people!? Whoever is responsible for this is extremely inconsiderate, or maybe just stupid…Is this gentrification or what? I don’t get it.

    Tom

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