Tree Removal Project approved at Old York Road, site of potential dog park

In 2017, the Board acquired 0S762 Old York Road for the future development of the District’s first dog park. This was done in response to feedback gathered during the Vision 2020 process, in which the community expressed high interest in a dog park. Now, steps are being taken to ensure this potential project is ready to move forward once funding is available. At the January 28, 2019 Park Board Meeting, a tree removal project at Old York Road was approved which will help prepare the site and improve its landscape.

In 2018, Upland Design was hired to conduct a site feasibility study, community outreach and develop a site master plan, which the Board approved on August 13, 2018.

The District will design, engineer, bid and construct the dog park when funding is secured. However, in anticipation of this future project, removal of standing dead and scrub trees this year will help improve the site’s attractiveness for neighbors and prepare the site for the next steps of development as funds become available.

The Board of Park Commissioners approved the project in the amount of $17,780. It will consist of the removal and disposal of all standing and fallen dead trees 2.5” diameter and greater located on the property. The project is expected to be completed by November 2019. Approximately 18 mature trees will be reserved and protected from damage during removal operations.