Star Tribune: Work begins on Loring Park play area for dogs

In a May 17 story by reporter Tim Harlow, he wrote:

Downtown Minneapolis is going to the dogs, at least 10,000 square feet of Loring Park is.

Work on the new Loring Park Dog Grounds begins tonight with a groundbreaking ceremony at 6 p.m. in the north corner of the park. When it is completed in mid-June, the off-leash area will be the first enclosed off-leash play space for dogs in downtown Minneapolis with two more on the way.

Dog Grounds, the nonprofit formed last year to get the recreational areas built, says the spaces will be similar to “dog runs” in New York City. The organization plans to create play areas in the Elliot Park and North Loop neighborhoods this year.

Read the entire story at the Star Tribune website.