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.
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.