Residents want a dog park in Humboldt

Jordan Paeper of Humboldt walks her dog on 6th Street North. Because of the number of residents with pets and a desire to have an open area park where dogs can run and play off-leash, a group of citizens interested in a dog park in the city came before the Humboldt City Council on Monday. Humboldt Independent file photo by Phil Monson.

A handful of residents attended Monday night’s Humboldt City Council meeting not with a complaint about dogs but a desire for more freedom for their pets.
A group wanting a dog park in Humboldt has formed and came before the Humboldt City Council on Monday to make their desires known.
Jenny Wyckoff served as the spokesperson for the group and addressed the Council.
“We are here to ask permission to put a dog park on city land. We are not sure where exactly to put this park but feel strongly that Humboldt needs one.”
Wyckoff said one thing the group would like is a fountain. Ramps, a plastic slide, tires and cones are some of the other amenities of many mentioned.
“We would ask all users of the park to have their dogs up-to-date on shots,” Wyckoff said.
She said that attorney Greg Stoebe has donated time to help the committee establish a limited liability corporation the Dog Park for Humboldt group. She said the group would take out insurance to cover property, equipment and liability.
Humboldt Boy Scout Trevor Askvig was at the meeting and said if there is approval, he would like to pursue building the park as his Eagle Scout project.
A number of areas were kicked about as possible locations. Read more about it in this week's Humboldt Independent. Subscribe by clicking on the link above.

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