With its grand opening planned for July 18, Hannah's Bark Park, Mt. Pleasant's future city dog park, was nominated for an award from the Michigan Municipal League. Voting can be done online until July 15.
Mt. Pleasant Recreation Director Ryan Longoria surveys the land that has been developed into Mt. Pleasant's dog park named Hannah's Bark Park, July 3 at Mission Creek Park.
Mt. Pleasant's future dog park features a paved entrance and separate areas for small and large dogs.
Fencing has been erected and is still under construction at the site of Mt. Pleasant's future dog park.
A sign at the site of Mt. Pleasant's future dog park features the name "Hannah's Bark Park" as a tribute to Hannah Scalise at Mission Creek Woodland Park. The Central Michigan University student began the initiative to construct the park before she died of bone cancer in 2011.
Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation maintenance workers Lindy Szilagya (left) and Kelly Schinabarger work to remove debris and excess wood from the site of Mt. Pleasant's future dog park. Both are dog owners and are excited to be part of a service they think will be valuable to the people of Mt. Pleasant.