Elmwood Neighborhood Association (ENA) has launched a campaign to raise the funds needed to secure a match grant from the nonprofit Heritage Oak Cliff. In June 2017, ENA was awarded a grant of $6,000 that was contingent on the group raising its part toward a modest $10,000 dog park at 2100 S. Edgefield Ave. – the site of a pop-up dog park since 2013. Since then, the group has carefully weighed its options, designing the park in phases in order to balance short-term needs and long-term goals.
Phase one can be described as a hybrid between a pop-up and a permanent enclosure. Using the city’s MOWmentum Program, ENA will maintain the space at 2100 S. Edgefield as a community space and garden that includes 64 panels of modular, powder-coated chain link fencing, each measuring 6’ x 5’, one gate and up to 2,000 sq. ft. of red decomposed granite. As funds allow, paneling can be added to expand the fence and total square footage. A future phase will consist of permanent structures built to City of Dallas Park & Recreation design standards.
As of Monday, March 4, the campaign has raised just over 50% of its $2500 goal. To donate, please visit elmwoof.org.