After searching more than two years, Avondale Estates has given up the idea of building a dog park.
Ad Hoc Dog Park Committee Chairwoman Martha McDermott said the city wanted the dog park but doesn't have the real estate.
"Everytime we looked at a site we got pushback from the residents," McDermott said. "It went on until we ran out of places."
The committee investigated using the city bird sanctuary, Willis Park, Fletcher Park and the North Woods.
In an email newsletter, the city thanked the committee for its work and said "the implementation of a dog park will be delayed until the City is able to acquire or locate a suitable green space to dedicate to a dog park. ..."
All were too close to residential areas and Willis Park became a cut-through for kids on their way to the Museum School, McDermott said.
She said the city government supported the dog park idea and still holds out hope that one will be developed some day.
Previous stories about Avondale Estates search for a dog park:
- Jan. 24, 2011. Wanted: Park for Avondale Dogs and Their Best Friends
- May 23, 2011. Avondale Dogs in Willis Park?
- May 24, 2011. Residents Discuss Avondale Dog Park