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Posted on: December 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Allen's journey to a public dog park

Plans for a new dog park at Jupiter Park will move forward following funding approval from the Allen Community Development Corporation (CDC). You can keep up with the latest information by joining Allen Dog Park Project Updates, a private Facebook group managed by City staff.

The initial design phase is complete, and a public hearing took place at the Nov. 15 Allen CDC meeting where residents spoke for or against the project. Construction documents will be finalized and bids gathered after the public comment period, then presented to Allen City Council for final consideration. 

If approved, construction is expected to take 9 to 12 months with expected opening in Spring 2023.

Project timeline

Site selection reveal
Revise master plan for $1.5M construction budget
Apply for construction funding
Public input
Bid plans and specs for construction
Award construction contract
Construction begins
February: Allen ISD student input session conducted by park staff
March: (Work pawsed due to COVID-19) During development of master plan, humans spent more time working from home with their canine companions
August: Conceptual master plan complete
September: Site researched and selected
December: Allen ISD student input session
May: Private dog park closed - Allen Parks and Recreation announces intent to pursue funding for a public dog park
June: Project presented for initial funding consideration 
August: Research and design funding submitted to City Council
September: City Council approval
October: Preliminary schematic drawings begin

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