TREASURE ISLAND — City commissioners unanimously accepted the Isle of Capri Civic Association’s contribution of $21,995 to develop John Morroni Memorial Dog Park in Rosselli Park, but not before an opposing group tried again to prevent it from being built.
Months ago the city had approved the park, pending funds raised by the association.
But Glenn McKiel, spokesman for the Save Roselli Park group, told commissioners, “Honestly, I feel this will fall on deaf ears, but I’m going to try it anyway. We are individuals that abut the park; we’re trying to preserve the green space and protect the neighborhood. … We continue to maintain this dog park is ill-conceived; there was absolutely no planning or consideration of the neighborhood within its location.”
Commissioners Deborah Toth, Tyler Payne and Mayor Larry Lunn unanimously voted to accept the donation of funds to build the dog park. Commissioners Saleene Partridge and Heidi Horak were absent.
The city plans to open the dog park sometime in December.