People in the suburbs are tired of hauling their dogs to Tulsa, to use the big city dog parks.So open spaces for pets are becoming quite popular.After 8 years of talking Owasso is making progress on a park, that was stalled by the lean times of the recession.Chris Waters is an Owasso resident who's backed the idea from the start.He says the concept finally seems to be coming together with city funding and property that belongs to the school district."There's a good probability we'll have land and if you could see the land its just stunning."The dog park would be built on a beautiful 18-acre parcel of land, that's on the east side of Mingo just north of 96th Street North.The idea has a lot of support at city hall.While the city council must give the go ahead, $100,000 have been set aside for the effort.Larry Langford is the city's Director of Recreation and Culture.He says the project makes good sense."This isn't just about dogs, it's about socializing and enjoying your families."Langford says if all goes well, the land will be developed with the help of public donations and business sponsorships.
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