When the first proposed location for a first-ever Toledo Dog Park turned out to be too soggy most of the year, Toledo dog lovers started hunting around for a more suitable location where they can enjoy giving their furry friends a healthy romp while socializing with others.
Eventually they got wind that Georgia Pacific might be willing to give the city a long term lease on some land southwest of East Slope Park. It’s pretty overgrown, but there are the beginnings of some open areas that could be expanded. Ten acres would be lot of dog park if they cleared it all. City Councilor Nancy Lynne said GP has offered city use of the land for a dollar a year. She said clearing the land and setting up some sort of doggie structures will take lots of volunteer work, to be sure. But she said if things keep moving along, Toledo may soon be cutting the ribbon on its first-ever park devoted to dogs and their owners.
As possibly an omen for the dog park to be located there, there is already a plastic “poop bag” dispenser right on the bike path that runs by the site.