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March 6, 2013

Danvers dog park proponents chase town funding


“We don’t want to wait another year,” King agreed.

There may be some confusion as to how much the group may need, Lucy said. Town requirements, such as benches and a taller fence, have had an effect on the bottom line. Lucy said the dog park is the type of project that the town should be donating to, given that much of the funding has been raised privately.

Fencing alone will cost about $29,000, King said. Lowering the height of the fence from 6 to 5 feet would save $5,000, she said. Deferring the installation of a water fountain would save about $4,000, though King said dogs need water on hot days. Two benches of the kind the town has specified would cost $3,500 apiece.

Tree clearing would cost about $9,000, King said, and the creation of a level path from the parking area to make the dog park handicapped-accessible would cost about $4,000. The group also has to pay for a new post and gate to keep cars out, at a cost of $1,500. The park will also need signs and a kiosk.

In the meantime, the group is planning a dog wash fundraiser on March 17 and an art auction on April 11.

Staff writer Ethan Forman can be reached at 978-338-2673, by email at or on Twitter at @DanverSalemNews.

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