History: The search for a location to develop a local dog park has been an on-going city effort for the last ten years. Late in 2019 Mayor Kaufert reached out to the Kimberly Clark Corporation regarding land located near the police station and skate park. In June of 2020, KC agreed to donate the 7+ acres of land that is currently vacant and hosts the Community Gardens. The land was donated with the stipulation that it is used for public purposes. The process of deeding over the land was completed in November of 2020.
Development Begins: The city had previously budgeted $60,000 for the development of the dog park in the 2019 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). $7,000 was used to acquire/transfer the property to the city. The balance was used to install the perimeter fencing and access gates during early summer of 2021.
The Parks and Recreation Department has requested additional funding for the dog park to complete entryway concrete and mow guard under the fencing in 2021.
Through the Capital Improvement Plan process, the department will be requesting additional funding for water installations in 2022 and pathway development in 2023.
How can you help? These items have not been included in the CIP budget for site development and improvement.
The wish list includes: benches, picnic tables, dog bag stations, dog friendly water fountains, and small pavilions.
You can donate:
All donations are tax deductible and segregated into the Neenah Dog Park Trust fund for the sole purpose and use to develop and maintain the dog park.
Friends of Neenah Dog Park: A group of local citizens has formed the Friends of the Neenah Dog Park to help raise awareness, funds and ownership of the newly developed dog park. For more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.