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      City of Toledo in final stages of building first-ever dog park

      Toledo Mayor Mike Bill is expected to sign lease agreement to approve site of dog park.

      The City of Toledo is getting closer to seeing its first-ever dog park after years of efforts to get it built.

      The lease between the city and the contracting group, Toledo Unleashed, is due Friday to the Department of Public Service??s division of parks, and recreation, and forestry. City Spokesman Jen Sorgenfrei said Toledo Mayor Mike Bell wants to see the park built. He is expected to sign the lease according to Sorgenfrei.

      The lease agreement would allow Toledo Unleash build a four-acre site near the South Toledo YMCA in Woodsdale Park. The group will accept donations on its web site next week and use those funds to pay for the $65,000 projected cost. The money will go towards maintenance, electricity, and trash removal according to Sorgenfrei.

      Toledo Unleashed will have to submit a special use permit that the city??s commission will review in August.

      Dog owners wanting to take their pets to the park can get a membership up to $50 annually and purchase them closer to the opening date.

      Dogs in the park must have proper registration, documented vaccinations, and must be spayed or neutered.