O’Dell Hosts First Community Meeting and Launches Online Public Survey for the Clovis Dog Park Master Plan

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O’Dell Engineering and the City of Clovis hosted the first community meeting for the Clovis Dog Park Master Plan this month. As seen in this KSEE24 News video, Clovis residents and their furry friends attended the meeting held at Miss Winkles Pet Adoption Center to help shape the vision for this master plan.

The meeting introduced the project and discussed possible locations, size, and restrictions that could apply. Engaged citizens have been working tirelessly for over two years to bring this project to life. This is the first of many meetings that will keep the public informed and engaged as the master plan process continues.

As an important aspect of the public outreach, O’Dell and the City of Clovis have also launched an online public survey regarding the project. The survey is available to complete today until October 10th at 4:00PM. The survey can be accessed online here.

Clovis is a pedestrian friendly City with gorgeous recreational trails and many park features. With over 100,000 citizens in the City of Clovis alone and zero existing dog parks, the need for these facilities clearly exists.

O’Dell will work closely with stakeholder groups and City of Clovis staff to identify priority locations and best practices for future development of dog parks in the City. The Master Plan will also supply conceptual designs for dog parks at existing City park facilities, associated budget estimates, and maintenance plans to allow the City to begin identifying funding sources and planning CIP budgets.

We believe that dog parks are not simply places for dogs of all shapes and sizes to run and play. While they do offer recreational opportunities for our canine companions, dog parks also offer benefits for their owners. By merit of getting people out and into City parks, dog parks offer the opportunity for healthier and happier human companions, citizens who are more connected to one another and to the City’s recreational assets. Dog parks function as a hub for local activity, fostering a sense of community and providing extraneous benefits such as promoting more eyes on the public realm, deterring crime, and encouraging dog owners to explore nearby shops and restaurants.

We are excited to continue working with the City of Clovis and the Clovis community to develop the best dog parks possible!

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