The Park Board voted Friday in favor of the Lyndale Farmstead site.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- James Sanna
Monday, December 12, 2011
At last, an end to the saga of the Sixth District Dog Park is in sight. Friday, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board approved the selection of Site 32, across King's Highway from Lakewood Cemetary, for the site of the controversial park. As Southwest Minneapolis Patch reported in November, the cost had balooned to $132,000—up from an initial $32,000—but the Park Board voted to swallow the cost. Construction is slated to begin next year.
The 6th District Dog Park CAC picked the Operations Center at Lyndale Farmstead Park.
The 6th District Dog Park Citizen Advisory Council finally reached an agreement on Monday night about which of the three final off-leash area sites they would recommend to the park board. The group voted to recommend site 32, located within the Operations Center parking lot, and Site 1, also at Lyndale Farmstead Park, as a backup site. The CAC unanimously voted against the Minnehaha Creek, which many dog park boosters at the meeting opposed, and voting nearly unanimously in favor of the Operations Center site. Finally, the CAC also voted to recommend to the park board that they endeavor to create a citizen- based body that recommends a master plan for off leash recreation areas with consideration to include citizens. The one dissenting …