Dog walkers make progress towards goal

The Dog Walk event in Lake Ridge on April 28 drew about 160 human participants with 180-190 dogs. Dog walkers and other supporters contributed $2,694 to the fund for the new dog park, to be located on Minnieville Road. The event was sponsored by PWC Dogs, a volunteer group working to raise funds needed to open the planned dog park. Participants in the Dog Walk gathered at Lake Ridge Park. For some, it was their first visit to the Park; for others already familiar with the Park, it was their first opportunity to walk the trail along the Occoquan Reservoir. The 2.75 mile route included the new connection between the reservoir trail and the blacktop sidewalk along Hedges Run Drive, which allows walkers, runners or bicyclists to complete a loop starting and ending in Lake Ridge Park. Thanks to the Park Authority for hosting the event – it was a busy morning at the Park with the Dog Walk, crew team activity, and normal Saturday morning activity at the golf and marina facilities.