Construction updates for the much-anticipated Lower Makefield dog park were reported at the Township Board of Supervisors Meeting Wednesday night.
The community started a dog park committee in late 2016, and by spring of 2018, the project should be complete.
The park, with an official address of 1950 Covington Road, will be located near the intersection of Heacock Road and lay between Covington Road and the railroad tracks.
Mark Eisold, Township Engineer said, “this (the dog park) definitely seems to have a lot of interest in the community. There are a lot of people in that development right off of Covington who could walk to the dog park if they wanted to. We will also be installing a parking lot and other amenities too for those people within driving distance.”
The Township received a grant through the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, DCNR, in summer of 2016.
“Then we were awarded that grant in December,” Eisold said. “After that, we went through the design and review process and we got a grant approval in the summer of 2017. We started construction in mid-October and we’ll be finishing up in mid-December.”
The park will be open seven days a week and close at sunset. The park will open at 7 a.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. on weekends.
“The fencing is being completed and the final touches are being put on. The next step would be getting the key fob entry system installed so that people can become members at the township building and be able to gain access to the park.”
The dog park will cover approximately 3.5 acres and will have separate sections for small and large dogs, as well as a transitional area.
Eisold explained there will be a membership process to ensure all dogs are properly vaccinated.
“We’ll need to know all of the information in case there are potentially any issues. It is going to be a fairly monitored process.”
More information can be found on lmtdogpark.com.
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WBCB’s Ryan Erney contributed to this post.