The news from Oak Creek Dog Park has been good so far this year.
The spring clean-up on April 11th generated 105 volunteer hours from over 30 people. Volunteers did an outstanding job of cleaning debris inside and outside of the park. Many of the sinkholes in the park were filled, 13 new trash bag dispensers were installed throughout the park, and new, larger trash cans were painted and placed in the park, making cleaning up after your dog a little easier.
Still, much work still needs to be done.
By Clay Witte, Past President and Board of Directors
Lincoln Parks and Rec is in the process of planting 15 more trees on the east side of the park. The trees will be planted as soon as the ground dries out enough to get heavy equipment in the park. Most of the trees will be Burr oaks, but there are a few spruces and firs as well. The recent rains and flooding have put Lincoln Parks and Rec a little behind, but this should be done in within a month.
Money was raised to build new fencing on the north side of the park to block off the drainage ditch that runs through the area. Lincoln Parks and Rec is figuring out a price for the project. Friends of the Dog Parks are raising funds in hopes of having the project completed by the end of the summer. We are not sure of the final cost of the project or if volunteers will be needed to help build the fence.
Friends of the Dog Parks would like to thank all the work done by the community. The bag dispensers in the park are filled by users. There are also two new large steel water bowls donated by park users. These bowls are always filled with water brought by users. With all the work being done and the efforts of the community in the spring and summer, Oak Creek Dog Park will be a much improved park in the fall.