May 24, 2005
Councilman Simplot to Fundraise for Central Phoenix Dog Park
District 4 Councilman Tom Simplot announced a fundraising campaign for an off-leash pet area at Steele Indian School Park. That followed the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board’s approval at a recent meeting of plans for the special area for dogs.
“This change will allow dog owners to play with their pets without disturbing other park patrons,” said Simplot. “After more than a year of planning, we are closer than ever. With the support of private citizens and businesses, a dog park will come to central Phoenix.”
Approval for the nearly two-acre dog area in the Steele Indian School Park’s northeast corner requires money to be raised from private sources. The changes will cost approximately $85,000 for the addition of waste receptacles, fencing, lights, benches, water fountains, shade structures and special “mutt mitts” for waste clean up.
Steele Indian School Park is 75 acres of open green space in the heart of Phoenix. The park provides public space, an active recreation area, with volleyball and basketball courts, fishing and a public amphitheater.
For more information about plans for the Steele Indian School Park off-leash area, contact the District 4 Council Office at 602-262-7447 or e-mail Council District 4.