Dog Park Effort Earns Award for Ohio Campground

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April 21, 2010 by   - () Leave a Comment

Mosquito Lake State Park near Cortland, Ohio, received the Ohio State Parks 2009 “Team Of The Year Award” for the staff’s efforts to build a new community dog park, according to a news release from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

Park employees, along with park volunteers and staff from Trumbull County Metro Parks, transformed a little-used, overgrown picnic area on the shore of Mosquito Lake into a recreation area especially for dogs. The new 5-acre dog park includes a 3-acre fenced play area for large dogs, a 2-acre fenced section for small dogs and a dog beach. The “Cooperation Station” dog park was officially dedicated on July 17, 2009.

“This great community facility is a wonderful example of the improvements our parks keep making through teamwork, partnership and innovation,” said John Hunter, acting chief of Ohio State Parks.

Friends of Mosquito Lake Dog Park event sin 2010 include:

  • Doggy Day at the Dog Park, Sunday, June 20.
  • Howl-o-Ween Dog Walk & Costume Parade, Sunday, Oct. 17.

In addition to the dog park, pet-friendly facilities at Mosquito Lake include 7 miles of trails that are open to pets on leashes. The park’s campground offers 234 campsites, half of which allow pets.

Additional park facilities include 15 miles of mountain biking trails, 10 miles of bridle trails, a public swimming beach, and a marina, launch ramps and rental docks on the 4,000-acre lake. Two yurts are offered for nightly rental at the campground.

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