Plans for a new dog park at Jupiter Park will move forward following funding approval from the Allen Community Development Corporation (CDC). You can keep up with the latest information by joining Allen Dog Park Project Updates, a private Facebook group managed by City staff.
The initial design phase is complete, and a public hearing took place at the Nov. 15 Allen CDC meeting where residents spoke for or against the project. Construction documents will be finalized and bids gathered after the public comment period, then presented to Allen City Council for final consideration.
If approved, construction is expected to take 9 to 12 months with expected opening in Spring 2023.
|Site selection reveal|
|Revise master plan for $1.5M construction budget|
|Apply for construction funding|
|Bid plans and specs for construction|
|Award construction contract|
|February: Allen ISD student input session conducted by park staff|
|March: (Work pawsed due to COVID-19) During development of master plan, humans spent more time working from home with their canine companions|
|August: Conceptual master plan complete|
|September: Site researched and selected|
|December: Allen ISD student input session|
|May: Private dog park closed - Allen Parks and Recreation announces intent to pursue funding for a public dog park|
|June: Project presented for initial funding consideration |
|August: Research and design funding submitted to City Council|
|September: City Council approval|
|October: Preliminary schematic drawings begin|