At Monday night’s council meeting, where the funding for the park was approved, Coun. Sheilagh O’Leary said she was very pleased to see the roughly 1,300-square-metre park moving ahead, after bringing residents’ calls for the park forward for some time.
It is expected to cost about $20,000, mainly for a chain-link fence surrounding it.
Coun. Tom Hann, meanwhile, said both he and Coun. Wally Collins are aware of a desire among their constituents for a similar park in Southlands. Discussion on a dog park for Southlands is expected at the next meeting of the city’s public works committee.
St. John’s dog parks
The new dog park in Airport Heights will be the city’s seventh area for off-leash dogs.
The others are located at:
• Quidi Vidi Park
• Humane Services Building
• Mundy Pond Park
• Bowring Park
• Shea Heights
• Bidgood Park