Staying safe while off leash

Bloomington’s Off-Leash Dog Park at 111th Street and Nesbitt Avenue will soon be safer for our four-legged friends. The pond on the north edge of the park has always been accessible, but it is partially privately owned, holds storm water runoff that could contain contaminants and has served as an escape route for dogs to swim across in summer and run across in winter. To remedy this, Park Maintenance will install additional fencing so that the pond is no longer accessible, improving safety while maintaining most of the scenic woodland along its shoreline. For more information, call Park Maintenance at 952-563-8760.