Price Dog Park grand opening set for Aug. 7

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Staff | August 4, 2014

LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP--The grand opening of a new dog exercise area at the Price Park Conservancy, located at N6499 Hodunk Road, LaFayette, will be held Thursday, Aug. 7 at 6 p.m.

The facility, which actually opened to the public in late June, includes a more than one acre off-leash canine play area featuring a five-foot chain link fence with double-gated entry, picnic tables, benches, a hitching post and doggy mitt receptacles.

During the grand opening, the Elkhorn Veterinary Clinic and the Roy Lightfield family will be recognized for their financial contributions to this project.

According to a release from the Walworth County Public Works Department, additional private donations are welcome, and would be used to provide additional amenities to the dog exercise area.

Price Park Conservancy, about a 10-minute drive from Elkhorn, is a 115-acre site that includes the Sugar Creek flood lands and shoreline; various wetland plant communities, including sedge meadow, shallow marsh and uplands; oak woods, pine plantations, open field grasslands and agricultural lands. There are several miles of hiking trails and a picnic shelter located near the main parking lot.

Walworth County recently entered into a partnership agreement with the Kettle Moraine Land Trust for the future land management and restoration planning of both the Price Park Conservancy and Natureland Park.  During the dedication of the Price Dog Park, there will be a brief presentation on the land management and restoration plan that the Kettle Moraine Land Trust has drafted for this county park.  

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