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Downtown Cleveland Alliance raises money for a downtown dog park
The amenity would be the first of its kind in the downtown area
by WKSU's LYNDSEY SCHLEY


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This mock-up shows a planned dog park at Settler's Landing.
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The Downtown Cleveland Alliance has launched a crowdsourcing campaign for the area’s first dog park.

Spokeswoman Gina Morris says the Alliance will match donations up to $10,000. It will also give donors gifts such as t-shirts, stickers and leashes.

Morris says if the campaign raises $20,000, supporters will be able to build a fenced-in area where dogs can run free and socialize at Settler’s Landing, which is near the Flats.

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"We know that the dog park in downtown is a really hot demand amenity for our residential population," Morris says. "We’ve got over 12,500 people living in downtown and over 1,000 pups so we thought an online fundraising campaign would be a really fun way to introduce the public to our efforts.

Morris says her group hired a local tech company to launch the campaign. The Alliance will be raising money until Sept. 5.

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