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Louisville’s First Urban Dog Set for Dedication in Old Louisville This Saturday

Wednesday December 14, 2011

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/ 526-3622

Toonerville Park will get a new “leash” on life this Saturday when work begins on the first phase of several renovations for a well known and beloved neighborhood park. It’s an opportunity for residents of Old Louisville to enjoy their neighborhood and at the same take care of the family pet. Toonerville Park will soon become the city’s first urban dog run.

“The people of Old Louisville want to see Toonerville Park become an important part of their community,” says Councilman David James (D-6). “This dog run is just the beginning of that process.”

On Saturday, December 17th, Councilman James will join Metro Parks and representatives of the Toonerville Trolley Neighborhood Association along with the Louisville Dog Run Association at the park to begin Phase I of transforming the park to its future role as a community asset. The event will start at 11:30am.

The proposed dog run will comprise two areas: a grassy area for the warmer months and asphalt for the colder months. Like other dog runs in the city, the Louisville Dog Run Association will operate the park and will be on hand Saturday to sign up owners.

The Councilman has provided $30,000 in Community Infrastructure funding to begin the park’s renovations. The dog run begins Phase I of the project. The Master Plan for Toonerville Park calls for new sidewalks , trees and playground equipment.

“Toonerville Park is one of our hidden treasurers in Old Louisville and residents have told us to bring the park back to life,” says James. “This will start the process to make this park an important part of the fabric of Old Louisville once again.”

For more information, contact Councilman James’ office at 574-1106

David James (D) 6