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Crosslake Dog Park Plans Soft Opening

Web posted November 6, 2018
By Bill Monroe, Northland Press Correspondent

A soft or unofficial opening of the Crosslake Dog Park will occur through the winter months to help determine where the benches and other structures, such as a wind shelter and picnic tables should be located. A grand opening will take place in the spring when organizers can more properly thank all of the individuals and groups who have helped to make this park a reality.

Fencing for the park is being installed thanks to the generous support of the Babinski Foundation and all of the sponsors and donors that have contributed to this Crosslaker project. In order to beat the winter ground freeze that would prevent landscaping, the dog park area has been cleared of major brush and the ground smoothed out to eliminate a sharp ravine. The fencing posts, gates and wire mesh are being installed this week.

The dog park committee would like to thank everyone who has given his or her time, resources and money to get the project to this point. There is still time and need for additional donations so that the project can move beyond the basic fencing and be completed as originally intended with a potential onsite water supply for the canine users as well as benches and pathways.

Sponsors and donors to date include:
$1,000 and above: Babinski Foundation; Crosslake Veterinary Hospital; Peter and Pam Graves and an anonymous donor.

$500 and above: Crosslake Ideal Lions Club; Dick and Mary Lou Dietz and Marty Hayford.

$250 and above: Andy’s Bar and Grill; Crosslake Sheetmetal; Lands End Development; Moonlite Bay; Mike O’Connell and Haley Dunlap and Mike and Ruth Schwieters.

$100-$249: Shelly Abrams; the Becker family; 14 Lakes Craft Brewing Company; Mission Tavern; Billy R. Wilsford; Margaret Fowler; the Friday Afternoon Bridge Group; Linda Lewis, DDS; Whitefish Golf Club Patrons and an anonymous donor.

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