LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin is one step closer to a dog park.
On Tuesday night, the city council unanimously approved the conceptual plans for a dog park to be built at Grace Dunn Richardson Park. The park would cost anywhere between $40,000 and $50,000.
In the .presentation, Leadership Lufkin member Starla Bickerstaff stated the funds would be raised through donations and would need to be accomplished in the next nine months.
The park would also need around $3,000 in annual maintenance. The group said they are willing to continue their support past the initial year.
The Leadership Lufkin group chose the dog park as their class project for the year. Last month, they had the plans approved by the Chamber of Commerce and then began working with the Parks Department to find a location.
"What it is going to add is a place for all of us who are pet lovers, especially dog lovers to be able to take and exercise with our dogs in the community and to be able to be a place to all come together and work together to make a better humane society," said Leadership Lufkin President John Fulbright.
The group is currently accepting donations. For information on how to donate call 936-853-5873.
The council also approved the first reading of putting a school zone in front of St. Patrick's Catholic School.
The school zone would make the speed limit 20 mph instead of 30 mph during certain parts of the day for Lowry Street.