Leadville Dog Park
The Leadville Dog Park is taking shape! Volunteers and one service dog named Baxter assisting his human spent Saturday distributing wood chips and removing sagebrush, making room for the dogs who will play there in the near future.
Colorado Mountain College in Leadville has helped to create the dog park in many ways. Faculty and staff members have served on the steering committee and attended meetings. Forestry professor Jerry Andrew advised the group on tree removal and volunteered weekend limbing and chipping trees to provide a clear view through the park. Natural Resources Management project manager and adjunct professor Jake Mohrmann contributed to a project proposal and provided advice on hydrology, including pipes, a culvert, old fishing pond, and ditches. The CMC Timberline Campus also lent wheelbarrows, a woodchipper, repurposed fencing and a gate to construct the “airlock” gate with an enclosure required for dog parks. The Colorado Mountain College Timberline Campus is helping to make the dog park a reality!
The dog park will be located at the west end of Huck Finn Park, near the tennis courts. It is not yet open for public use; please “like” the Leadville Dog Park Facebook page to keep up with developments. The next volunteer work day will be Saturday, August 29 from 10am to 3pm.