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D.C. Attempts to Save Local Dog Park

Residents of Columbia Heights in Washington, D.C. have been using property owned by D.C. Metro as a dog park. The District might buy the land to ensure it stays that way.
May 26, 2019, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The dog run at 11th Street and Park Road NW in Columbia Heights, Washington, D.C.

The District of Columbia is prepared to spend over $2 million to save a beloved dog park in Columbia Heights.

Marissa J. Lang reports on the ongoing saga of a dog park in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C. that looks like it has been saved from the brink of extinction.

The dog run’s days seemed numbered earlier this year when a big, red “for sale” sign went up in Columbia Heights.

But this week, dog park advocates got some welcome — and unexpected — news: The District might be able to save the park after all. Metro, which owns the land that has functioned as an unofficial dog park since 2009, agreed this week to take the parcel off the market and let the District buy the land at “fair market value.”

Metro seems on board with the idea now, after it seemed like $2.1 million wasn't going to be enough, and a deal has been predicted before the end of the year.

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Published on Thursday, May 23, 2019 in The Washington Post
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