Thursday, February 10, 2022

Dog park survey seeking on-line input from owners

Dog owners in Westland are being encouraged to “speak” up about a proposed new park in the city. 

Westland officials have proposed a new dog park to be installed in the city this spring under the control of the city Department of Parks and Recreation. Funding for the proposed project will be provided through the parks and recreation budget, allocating $150,000 for fiscal year 2021-2022.

The new park will be located next to the Department of Public Service building at 37137 Marquette and will include a perimeter fence to keep both dogs and residents safe. The off-leash dog park will also feature separate sections for small and large dogs.

Residents can provide their input by participating in a short survey which allows participants to note their preference of a configuration for the park along with frequency of use and number of dogs.  Officials said the survey is an effort to ensure that the first dog park in the city will include the amenities most sought by pet owners. The city is also looking for a “doggone good name” for the park.

The results of the online survey will be discussed at the Parks and Recreation Department Advisory Council public meeting set for 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at Westland City Hall, 36300 Warren Road. 

“The All-American City looks forward to offering this great new amenity to the Westland residents and their special four-legged friends as well,” commented Mayor William R. Wild encouraging residents to complete the on-line survey available on the city website under the parks and recreation tab.