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Amber Adams (Agadams)
Posted on Tuesday, January 07, 2003 - 12:52 pm:   

We have a 2 year old chocolate lab and a relatively small backyard. We would love to have a place to take him to run free close to home. I know there's a dog park in Plano. Are there any plans in the works to possibly open a dog park in Frisco?
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec (Rick)
Posted on Tuesday, January 07, 2003 - 05:22 pm:   

Amber,

Thank you for your inquiry about a dog park being developed in Frisco.

In answer to your question, the Parks and Recreation Board did discuss the development of a dog park facility during their September meeting, but did not commit funds for this development for the FY'03 capital projects budget.

It was felt that there were other deserving park development projects to consider at this time. The Board was supportive to look at this project in the future as funding was available.

The Board typically examines annual projects between June and August of each year. I would encourage you to stay in contact with me or you are welcome to attend any of the Parks and Recreation Board meetings that take place each month. The Board typically meets on the second Thursday of each month, beginning at 6:30 pm at the City Council Chambers, located at the Frisco Municipal Complex on McKinney Road.

It is possible that in the future there will be such a park but at this time there is not funding identified.

Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to do so.

Sincerely,

Dudley Raymond
Parks Planning and Capital Project Superintendent
(972) 335-5540 Ext. 159
 

Anonymous
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Username: Johnny_tech

Post Number: 1
Registered: N/A
Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 - 10:44 am:   

I would like to know if there has been any discussion concerning the future of Frisco's animal population and the subsequent need for it's
own Animal Services or SPCA Facility...
 

Todd Renshaw, Chief of Police
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Username: Todd

Post Number: 157
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 12:47 pm:   

In fact it has been discussed several times over the last few years. The SPCA contract was upgraded last year to ensure additional coverage. Their new site is just west of Custer Rd on FM 3537 (formerly FM720). As I said we discussed it and felt it was the most cost-effective solution to upgrade the contract with the SPCA. We all feel that eventually it may come to the point of not contracting this service, but conducting it with city employees.
 

JR Yarbrough
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Username: Floods78

Post Number: 1
Registered: 07-2003
Posted on Wednesday, July 09, 2003 - 12:48 pm:   

Since it is now July - time to examine annual projects - has there been any discussions about commiting funds for a dog park in FY'04? I checked the agendas on the website and did not find any mention of a dog park. Any updates?

THANKS!
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
Moderator
Username: Rick

Post Number: 74
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Wednesday, July 09, 2003 - 03:37 pm:   

Dear JR,

Thank you for your note regarding the possible funding for the development of a dog park in the parks and recreation system.

At the current time, there is not funding identified for FY'04 for the development of such a park site. I do anticipate that the Parks and Recreation Board will be re-examining the Seven Year Capital Improvement Plan for Parks and Recreation within the next month or two.

You are welcome to contact me or our staff at (972) 335-5517 ext. 551 at any time and we will be happy to share any current information on this.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thanks,

Rick Wieland
Director of Parks and Recreation
(972) 335-5517
rwieland@ci.frisco.tx.us

Dudley Raymond
Parks Planning and Capital Projects Superintedent
(972) 335-5540 ext. 159
draymond@ci.frisco.tx.us

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