Dog park coming to Elmwood

Elmwood neighbors thought they’d landed a dog park three years ago.

The neighborhood won a $9,157 grant from GrowSouth in 2014 and had plans to create a park on a wedge of land near Margaret B. Henderson Elementary School.

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But then the city learned that it didn’t own that little parcel, and before anyone could figure it all out, time ran out, and the grant was lost.

Neighbor Jorge Esteban later researched the property and found the owners, who agreed to deed over the land to the city for the park.

Elmwood more recently received a $5,745 grant from the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League, which would pay for 60 percent of the cost of construction. The neighborhood has plans to raise the remaining funds needed.

They plan to break ground on the project, known as Elmwoof, in February.

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  • Barbara Macleod

    Love this is finally happening – and so glad the Old Oak Cliff COnservation League is here to support neighborhood efforts like these. If your neighborhood is not involved, go to ooccl.org to contact and find out more about the annuals grants they give to neighborhoods. This year we gave out about $25,000 in grants to neighborhoods so they can print flyers and newsletters, erect street sign toppers and promote neighborhood events via signs and websites. The dog park is one of several new “out of the box” grant requests the OOCCL was pleased to grant.

  • lakewoodhobo

    Way to go Elmwood! Amazing that there aren’t any dog parks south of downtown.