The City of Sunset Hills recently secured a $220,000 St. Louis County Municipal Parks Grant to use toward the creation of a new dog park, Parks Director Gerald Brown said.
The new park will be on a 4-acre site near Truman Middle School, on a piece of property owned by the city. The park would also have walking trails for canine and human use.
Crestwood Mayor Jeff Schlink said he worked with Sunset Hills Mayor Bill Nolan on the grant application because he feels that residents will benefit from having the park in such close proximity.
Crestwood residents would be responsible for resident fees, according to a Suburban Journals report.
The city will receive some help for additional funding from project proponents. Sunset Hills Conservation Foundation hosted a fundraiser to benefit the dog park last October. It is the first project for the relatively new non-profit, whose mission is to preserve green spaces around the city.