A Doggy Development

The Downtown Muskegon Dog Park project became official this month with the launch of a crowdfunding site.

The new off-leash dog park will be approximately .7 acres, contain separate large and small dog areas, dog agility equipment, natural grass, doggie drinking fountains, picnic tables, benches and a dog grooming area.

The triangle-shaped lot is located at 793 W. Western Avenue and is known by many as the Carpenter Brother Site. “The Downtown Muskegon Dog Park is a gateway to revitalization in the area,” said Dave Alexander, Executive Director of Downtown Muskegon Now. “It is one of many developments that are taking place on the most Western portion of Western Avenue.”

The Dog Park project secured a match from the MEDC, which doubles every donation made. The project has 4 weeks to raise $50,000, which is the max that the MEDC will match.

The project is being coordinated by partners including: Downtown Muskegon Now, The City of Muskegon, Muskegon County, The Community Foundation for Muskegon County, Baker College Vet Tech Program, Watermark Center, The Coffee Factory, Halfshell Graphics, Christopher C. Cordle Designs and the Friends of the Muskegon Dog Beach.