LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Those of you who frequent the Houska dog park have some changes to look forward to in the near future, thanks to the work of Steve Carlyon, La Crosse's Parks and Recreation Director. Steve applied for and won a grant from the Nutro company, called "Room to Run." The 2000 dollar grant is designed to support public dog parks and will go toward a much needed water station for the park, replacing the current wading pools which dogs both play in and drink from. The new water station should be completed within 2 months.
Mary Welch, a regular at the park with her Weiner dog Odie, said "This is a very good thing for all the dogs in the city and if you haven't been here you need to come. This is a good place to bring your dog to get good exercise."
The park is also set to expand to the north in the next two months by 5 acres, adding more shade trees and more room to run.