City to hold meeting to gather public input about improvements to Lawrence dog parks

photo by: City of Lawrence

A map shows a connection that would link two existing segments of 27th Street, connecting the Youth Sports Complex to the Clinton Lake spillway, creating another point of access for the complex, the nearby dog park and the lake.

The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department will soon hold a public meeting to gather ideas for improvements to the city’s two dog parks.

The meeting will be held in person at 6 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Mutt Run Off-Leash Dog Park, 1330 East 902 Road, according to a city news release. The meeting will require social distancing and masks.

For those unable to attend the meeting, input may be provided through a survey posted on Lawrence Listens. Residents may also stop by the Parks and Recreation administrative office, 1141 Massachusetts St., and fill out a paper copy of the survey. The survey will remain active through Oct. 9.

The meeting and survey will gather input about suggested improvements to the Mutt Run Off-Leash Dog Park and the Riverfront Dog Park, 1594 N. Third St., according to the release. The city has proposed a plan to build a road adjacent to Mutt Run, and a group of Lawrence residents has come out against the plan, as the Journal-World previously reported.

Once all information is collected, a follow-up meeting will be held via Zoom on Oct. 21. The city will announce details and sign-up information for that meeting at a later date. For more information, residents may contact the Parks and Rec administrative office at or 785-832-3450.

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