Casper City Council gives preliminary go ahead to build new dog park

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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Casper dog owners will likely have a new place to take their pets. City Council members preliminarily approved a proposal to build a dog park on East Second Street behind Rocky Mountain Oncology.

Casper Parks and Recreation Director Tim Cortez gives a presentation to Casper City Council members on the proposed east side dog park in Casper, Wyo. on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020.

Casper Mayor Steve Freel, Ward III, said the location behind Rocky Mountain Oncology is an idea spot for a dog park.

“It is not a park as everybody would look at with green grass and park benches and everything else,” he said. “This is raw land with a pond.”

It would cost $108,000 but the city won’t be footing most of the bill. A private donor gave the city a $100,000 gift with the purpose of building a new dog park.

Council members also decided to wait on moving forward with other proposed dog parks until they look closer at the city’s budget.

Casper currently has three dog parks.