ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – As part of her efforts to provide new resources to her constituents, state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, joined Romeoville officials in a ground breaking ceremony for the construction of a new dog park in Romeoville.
“After a year in which many residents have had to spend more time than usual indoors, it’s a pleasure to help bring the new dog park to our community so pets and their owners can get outdoors together,” said Manley. “I am proud to partner with the Village of Romeoville to bring this beautiful addition to Will County and the people of Romeoville.”
The new dog park, which will be located across from the post office on W 135th Road, will be nearly 8 acres and be split into two to provide an area for large dogs and one for small dogs. The dog park will also include an agility course. Securing funding for the dog park is just one way that Manley has been working to improve the lives of pet owners. This past session, she supported legislation that would make it illegal for pet shops to offer loans or installment contracts, which can trick prospective owners into paying significantly more than for their new pet than the advertised price.
“State Representative Natalie Manley was instrumental in securing a $300,000 grant for this project, so we owe a big thank you to her,” said Romeoville Mayor John Noak. “A dog park has been one of the most requested amenities and we are pleased to be fulfilling that.””