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Canby City Council revives work on potential pooch park that began over 10 years ago

The idea of a dog park in Canby has been rustling about the bushes for years, with some extensive work done more than a decade ago.

However, that work was set aside at the time but it may find a new avenue to relevance after the Canby City Council broached the subject of dog parks once again at its Nov. 3 meeting.

"The council directed staff to bring back some follow-up info at the first December meeting to allow them to have further discussion," City Administrator Scott Archer said. "Last week's meeting was about whether we wanted to talk about it (dog part) further. Enough of the council wanted to move ahead with it."

PMG FILE PHOTO: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Is there a future for a dog park in Canby? The Canby City Council broached the subject during its Nov. 3 meeting.

City Councilor Sarah Spoon offered a brief history of the dog park saga in Canby, noting that a lot of work already has been done to prepare the way.

"There is an actual site plan that was envisioned by the city on property along Territorial, near the Public Works facility," Archer said. "This was all done about 10 years ago. It just didn't go forward, and we ended up with a plan that was envisioned, but nothing went forward.

"Staff will prepare a report for the first meeting in December that would present options on how to carry out developing a dog park," Archer said. "It will include cost, location, staffing and maintenance, all those items that go into it. This also ties in with our Parks and Recreation Master Plan that we are in the process of updating. The direction was to bring back a report on how we might get there and funding sources, etc."


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