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A screenshot from the GoFundMe page raising money to build a dog park in Plano. (GoFundMe).

The fundraising page for Plano's new dog park, planned at Foli Park, has launched. The fundraiser is happening on the online platform GoFundMe.

Local veterinarian Lauri Safford wants to raise $35,000 to build the dog park and add amenities for visitors. Safford is raising the money as a project to honor her late son Jared, who passed away eight years ago before he could complete his Eagle Scout Project for the Boy Scouts of America. A dog park in Plano was one project he was considering. Safford hopes to have the park named in memory of her son.

The Plano City Council has been supportive of the project and has approved funding to cover the cost of a fence. The city also has money budgeted for a parking lot. Mayor Mike Rennels has said the city can accept the money from the fundraiser as a reimbursement. Extra money raised can be used for amenities like benches or agility equipment for the dogs. The project has already raised over $4,600.

You can find a link for the GoFundMe page by clicking here.