GENEVA - The Geneva City Council approved the creation of a dog park at their meeting Monday night.

The park will be located near 11th and R Street on the north side of town. It'll be a four-acre space, and is expected to be open by mid-November.

Geneva mayor Eric Kamler says this will be a welcomed addition in the community.

"Just over the last couple of years going door-to-door through the campaign, I can attest that there are more dogs than people in Geneva," he said. "So, we're excited as a community to get this here. It's in a part of town that hasn't been used that much, and it'll be a good home for this facility."

The total cost of the dog park will be about $25,000. About $18,000 of that will be spent on fencing. A 10-person dog-park committee has raised five-thousand dollars for the project on their own.

"It's about quality of life," Kamler said. "I think it's going to be a big attraction for a lot of people in the community. There's a lot of people excited about this."

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