Cindy Walsh of St. Louis Park, Recreation Department director, is proposing Victoria Pond, 2750 Virginia Ave., be used as an off-leash dog park where owners can take their four-legged friends for playful romping and exercise.
The potential for a pooch park began two years ago when the Minneapolis Park Board approached St. Louis Park and Edina city officials about converting an open space bordering the three cities into an off-leash site. Walsh said St. Louis Park residents in particular were excited at the prospect of having a park in close proximity and encouraged city officials to engage in a discussion with Minneapolis.
Several attempts were made to get the project underway, but the city of Minneapolis directed its Park Board to terminate discussions.
“They just decided they didn’t want to do it,” explained Walsh.