3/7/17 – The Beaver Dam Operations Committee last night approved the rules for a new city dog park. The facility is planned in the Patrick Parker Conley Park — which is bordered by Beichl Avenue, Fletcher Road, Burnett Street and Highway 151 – and would be just across the pond from the planned skateboarding park. Parks Supervisor John Neumann says there will be no fee to use the park. Dogs will need to have identification and rabies tags, be leashed until they’re inside and cleaned up after. In addition, the dog owner – not the city – is liable for injuries to pets or people. The park will be open seven days a week, year-round from 6am to sunset. The cost of the park is estimated at $19-thousand dollars which city leaders budgeted for this year. An enclosure for small dogs was scrapped to save money. If all goes according to plan, ground will be broken after the thaw and the first dog could be walked by mid-summer.