A proposal to establish a dog park in Augusta will be presented to the city park board Monday night.
That board will convene at 7 p.m. Monday evening in an upstairs room of City Hall,?Sixth & School.
Brenda Moore of?ABC Grooming & Training is proposing such a park on the south side of?Shryock Park on the east side of the City Lake off North Ohio Street.
She and friends had a petition signing table at the recent Grasshopper Festival .
Information made available there said “a dog park is an excellent way to get to know other canine lovers and share experiences, stories, and canine information.”
Two other items on the agenda pertain to the mid-town Bill Reed public park.
One asks the park board to consider naming the shelter at the park in memory of the late Gary Dryden, an active member of the Evening Lions Club, as well as district and state levels.
The park namesake Bill Reed was an Augusta Lion and a flagpole on the east side bears his name.
The other Reed Park item will be to consider proposals for a update playground project there.
A fourth item on tonight’s park board agenda  is a request rom the Pregnancy Care Center to use Garvin Park on?Sept. 13 for its annual Walk For Life.
Dog Park Proposal
Moore will be proposing a dog park approximately 100 feet by 50 feet. Parking could be in a graveled area approximately 80 and 20 feet border of railroad ties. A 4-foot chain link fence is proposed for the perimeter.
Entryway towers would be similar those at PlayPark Pointe higher on the Shryock Park hill. The names of dogs for the tiles would be sold to dog owners for a donation of $10 each.
“A?dog park would help eliminate K-9’s running loose around the lake - potentially avoiding dog-to-dog or worse yet dog-to human incidents.”
“A dog park would be a good way to show Augusta is a responsible, dog-friendly community to interested newcomers looking to make Augusta their new home,” says Moore.