Northern Ward 4 Dog Park Group resubmitted a new site application to DPR adjacent to Takoma Aquatic Center building

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Thanks to the organizers for the update:

“This letter, along with the attached documentation, is being submitted by The Northern Ward 4 Dog Park Group (the “Group”) as the Group’s dog park application resubmission. The Group previously submitted an application to DPR for a dog park on District-owned parkland at 3rd and Underwood St., NW on December 10, 2015. That application was subsequently denied by DPR via a rejection letter on October 10, 2016. The Group has since identified a new, preferred site that we believe meets the needs of District dog owners and the community at large, while satisfying both the existing criteria outlined in the D.C. Municipal Regulations (DCMR) and the criteria that the Director of DPR outlined in the recent dog park rejection letter. This new site is located on a triangular parcel of land that is adjacent to the Frank R. Williams Building and the Takoma Aquatic Center building (Appendix A). While this site has approximately .60 acres of land available, the Group would like to request that DPR approve the site for a fenced-in off-leash dog exercise area that is .30 acres in size.

The following reasons support the Group’s rationale for selecting this new site:

dog-park-application-resubmission (PDF)

2 Comment

  • This is great news. I hope DPR is cooperative and thoughtful in their approach to this new application. This space is underused and primed for restoration opportunities that can occur alongside construciton of a dog park – particularly to fix the drainage and create a paved footpath over the diagonal dirt path.