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File #: 19-3337    Version: 1 Name: Consider Naming Request for the Off-Leash Dog Park
Type: Consideration Item Status: New Business
File created: 10/25/2019 In control: Mansfield Park Facilities Development Corporation
On agenda: 10/30/2019 Final action: 10/30/2019
Title: Consider Name for New Off-Leash Dog Park located at 610 W. Broad Street

Title

Consider Name for New Off-Leash Dog Park located at 610 W. Broad Street

 

Requested Action

Approve the Naming Committee’s Recommendation for New Off-Leash Dog Park

 

Recommendation

Approve Name Recommendation

 

Description/History

In 2013, the Mansfield Park Facilities Development Corporation (MPFDC) purchased approximately 12 acres of the 16-acre tract of land at 604 W. Broad Street for future park development purposes. The site was formerly owned by one of Mansfield’s co-founders Ralph Man.

 

On August 13, 2018, City Council directed staff to move forward with design of the City’s first off-leash dog park at this location. On May 28, 2019, the City Council awarded a construction contract to Ratliff Construction to build the first phase of the dog park. The new off-leash dog park is under construction with a pubic opening expected in early 2020.

 

Justification

In an effort to name parks and facilities, the President of the MPFDC appointed a naming committee to make recommendations to the Board. The committee will meet prior to the board meeting to discuss proposed names for the off-leash dog park. The committee will follow the guidelines outlined in the Park Naming Policy and will bring a name recommendation to the board for consideration. If the board approves a name for the new park, it will be forwarded to City Council for final consideration and action.

 

Funding Source

N/A

 

Prepared By

Matt Young, Director of Parks and Recreation

Matt.Young@mansfieldtexas.gov

817-728-3397