Feedback on possible dog parking spots that Ypsilanti Township is looking for

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, MI – The Ypsilanti Township is seeking help from the public in deciding where to set up a new dog park.

The community has created a survey that enables residents to rank potential dog parking spots based on their preference. The poll is open until March 26th.

An overview of possible placements and sizes of dog parks for the candidate locations in Ford Heritage Park, Ford Lake Park and Lakeside Park can be found here.

The survey gives residents the opportunity to submit other topics that should be considered prior to park development. Once the final location is selected, a refined drawing will be developed and made available for further public review and commentary.

In the coming months, the community will use feedback from residents to choose the final destination and determine how the park will develop. The goal is to have a plan for planning and construction available later this fall, officials said.

Mike Hoffmeister, the community’s director of housing, has hired Carlisle Wartmon & Associates, an Ann Arbor-based landscape architecture firm, to help with possible design and operational planning.

In both the community’s recreation master plan and the comprehensive master plan, residents have expressed a strong desire to develop a dog park in the community.

“We don’t currently have a public dog park, so this is one of the highly valued feedback we’ve received in our master plan measurement process,” said Hoffmeister.

The preliminary concept plans map the areas in which dog parks are being considered. They offer a bird’s eye view of each of the potential parks and list several pros and cons for each location.

Residents interested in finding out more about potential dog parking spots should check out ytowndogpark.com for updates.

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