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Park district adds three trees to dog park

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (October 13, 2019) – Paws ‘n Play dog park was closed for a few hours Wednesday morning, October 9, for maintenance, according to the sign on the gate. When members returned that afternoon and the next morning, they found three new maple trees planted in the one-acre park, in addition to regular mowing and cleanup.

One maple tree was added to the small dog area of Paws ‘N Play dog park. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Two maple trees were added to the large dog area of the park. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
All three trees are more than 20 feet tall and will add more shade to the park as they grow. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
The maples join an existing lotus tree, which is a favorite shade spot for dogs during hot summer afternoons. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
The awning near the entrance provides shade for dog owners when the sun is directly overhead. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Paws ‘n Play dog park is located on the west side of Bock Park, 175th and Chicago Avenue.


Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.