The City of Evanston plans to hold a second online meeting to discuss possible locations for a new dog park at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5.

The loss of the city’s dog beach to rising Lake Michigan waters has left just one dog park in town — Pooch Park, operated jointly with the Skokie Park District along the North Shore Channel north of Oakton Street.

The city has budgeted $110,000 for construction of an additional park this year, and staff hope to be able to select a site this spring, develop a design over the summer and construct improvements for the new dog park this fall.

Eight possible sites have been identified for the new facility in existing city parks using a set of criteria outlined in a staff presentation.

A map with the proposed new dog park sites highlighted in blue.

Details about how to participate in the meeting are available online.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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