Group raising money for new Detroit dog park

Published On: Dec 05 2012 04:15:41 AM EST   Updated On: Dec 05 2012 08:39:38 AM EST
DETROIT -

A group of dog owners is raising money for a free-run, off-leash dog park in Detroit in an overgrown, underused park.
According to published reports, the group called Detroit Dog Park wants to revamp Macomb Park in the city's Corktown neighborhood.
The city-owned, 3/4-acre parcel is adjacent to Roosevelt Park. They want to open a dog park next summer if the city gives the OK.
Detroit Dog Park expects to spend $32,000 to $35,000 on the effort, including getting water to the site and other improvements. Plans include picnic tables, benches, water bowls and dog-friendly pathways.

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