Help remodel the Holmes Beach dog park

Holmes Beach dog park aerial
An aerial shot shows where the fence exists (yellow) for the dog park and how far Mayor Bob Johnson proposes that the fence line extend (black).

HOLMES BEACH – For anyone with a stake in the remodeling of the Holmes Beach dog park, the time to voice an opinion is 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 10.

Improvements to Scentral Park will be decided Jan. 10. – Kristin Swain | Sun

The city’s Parks and Beautification Committee is hosting a special meeting at City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, to discuss a new hardscape plan for the dog park. Committee member Dennis Groh said the goal is to leave the meeting with a finalized hardscape plan to present to city commissioners for approval.

Everyone is invited to attend the meeting to give input on the plan for the park, from regular park users to residents who live near the park and have concerns. Committee member Joshua Linney said he hopes to have input from as many people as possible when committee members make design decisions.

The city commission allocated $50,000 to the committee’s budget for park improvements. Ideas being discussed include the installation of benches and shade structures, improved fences and gates, and the possibility of expanding the size of the current park, located adjacent to City Field.

Anyone with input who cannot attend the meeting can email ideas to Linney at by Tuesday, Jan. 9 for inclusion at the Wednesday meeting.

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