New dog park approved for Windsor


New dog park approved for Windsor | Dogalize

The Windsor Town Council has unanimously approved the concept of adding a dog park in Keiser Park, on the west side of town.

The nonprofit Dog Park Association of Windsor is trying to raise $19,000 to make its dream a reality.

“We just started. So far we have $1,500, and we’re looking for major donors, grants and in-kind contributions,” said Jennifer Capuano, the group’s secretary.

The Windsor Dog Park West project includes 800 linear feet of 6-foot-high chain link fence and 10- by 10-feet double gates for a pedestrian, dog and maintenance vehicle entrance. Capuano said the fencing could cost $17,000.

The plan also included a structure to provide shade, but Capuano told the Town Council the oak trees in the southeast corner of the park near Windsor High School should fill that need.

Both the proposed Windsor Dog Park West and the Charles “Chuck” Williams Memorial Dog Park, located in Pleasant Oak Park in east Windsor, are approximately 14,000 square feet. The nonprofit raised $10,000 to expand the 6,600-square-foot Chuck Williams Memorial Dog Park an additional 7,200 square feet. A ribbon cutting and grand re-opening was held on July 6, 2013, shortly after the death of Williams, a volunteer park landscaper and regular visitor with his dog, Lexi.

John Davis, recreation division manager for Windsor Department of Parks and Recreation, said Keiser Park has the second highest volume of off-leash dogs on a daily basis, behind Wilson Ranch Park. The town’s second dog park will alleviate that challenge.

The Dog Park Association will present its final plans for Windsor Dog Park West to the Town Council when it secures funding.


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