Progress being made on Esky dog park

ESCANABA — Efforts to potentially establish a dog park on Delta County Airport property are continuing, Escanaba Recreation Director Kim Peterson said. These efforts were addressed during a meeting of the Escanaba Recreation Advisory Board.

At this meeting, registration forms for the dog park were reviewed. The board plans to propose registration forms and fees not be implemented at the dog park when it opens; however, this would be reviewed at a later date.

Peterson said this project has made a great deal of progress since the board’s last meeting in July.

“Since then, a lot of things have happened,” she said. According to Peterson, $5,000 from the Prosperous Places Placemaking Mini-grant Program has been secured for the project, an anonymous donor has given $12,000 in funding, and a potential corporate sponsor has expressed interest in providing support.

In other business, the board:

– heard from Michael Segorski, a volunteer for the city, about issues with litter — and human waste — at the North 30th Street trailhead to the city’s west-side recreational trails. He asked the board to abandon this trailhead and to encourage people to use the other two trailheads in the area.

Segorski also spoke about plans to establish a veterans memorial at Veterans Park. He said these plans are currently in the engineering stage.

– received updates on various recreation-related topics, including usage of the civic center, plans to hold a movie night in Ludington Park in October, and the possibility of removing dead trees on Aronson Island.

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