From Clarendon Park Neighbors Association:
Through the great efforts of many of you who helped to raise awareness and money for the hoped for Dog Park, here is great news.
Alderman Helen Shiller's office and the Chicago Park District have agreed to help make a Dog Park at Clarendon Park a reality. They are committing resources in the form of architectural plans and construction dollars to get it planned and built in the next year.
While many of us have been involved with the process of raising money and collecting petition signatures, we have never formalized a group to help oversee the construction and management of the Dog Park. The Park District requires every Dog Park to be overseen by a group of community volunteers, who help to ensure the Dog Park is well run and sufficiently funded to keep up with maintenance. Fear not, we have several local Dog Park Committees who can help us to quickly understand how they manage their DP, and what expenses we will need to meet through fundraising efforts.
What we need now are community residents willing to serve on the Dog park Committee. The responsibilities of time and effort will not be very great. Please pass this along to every dog owner in your building, and respond to us to let us know you are interested in participating.
This Dog Park will help make our neighborhood safer by increasing traffic in the park and providing a space for neighbors to get to know each other better, as well as make our neighborhood cleaner by giving our ever-growing dog population a place to sniff butts and do their business. Thank you again to everyone who has supported us in the past, as well as those who hope to contribute in the future.