Dog Park in Irving, Texas

The City of Irving owns 192 acres of park land between the levee and the Trinity River, called Sam Houston Trails Park. The park is located East of Valley Ranch and North of LBJ Freeway. Per Community Mtg Invite letter dated November 29, 2006, The Parks and Recreation Department has bond funds available to further develop the park. The new development will potentially include, group picnic facilities, playground, secondary trails, practice soccer fields, basketball court, sand volleyball court and other park amenities. We, the residents of City of Irving, request that a portion of the park be developed into a community Dog Park. The City of Irving and community of Valley Ranch has substantial number of canine owners that reside in the area. This is further evidenced by thriving Pet Smart location and several animal clinics in the area. A Dog Park will allow residents the convenience of a park nearby where they can perform recreational activities with pets and other pet owners. Please sign this petition to show your support. You may also attend the Community Meeting held at Cimarron Recreation Center, located at 201 Red River Trail, in Valley Ranch on December 12, 2006 and January 18, 2007, both meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m., to show further support. Please go to \"Tell Others\" tab and forward this link to other Irving citizens. It is our goal to gather 200 signatures before formally sending this petition to the City of Irving. UPDATE 12-12-06: According to Irving Parks and Recreation Dept., the Core of Engineers will not allow building of any fenced area at the 192 acres mentioned above since it is considered a flood zone. The City of Irving currently has 60 parks within the city. Parks and Recreation dept. currently has 300K in bond money approved for a dog park but they are looking for an appropriate land. According to them this project could take up to 10 yrs. It should not be difficult to locate 2-4 acres in Irving to build a Dog Park. Thank you.

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