South news briefs: Pass system set up for new dog park in Shakopee

  • Updated: August 5, 2014 - 2:45 PM


Pass system set up for new dog park

Shakopee’s first dog park opens later this summer, and the city is setting up a pass system.

An annual Shakopee Dog Park pass will be needed to get into the dog park at Southbridge Community Park.

The cost has not been determined.

Council members hope the city can partner with Three Rivers Park District, the Hennepin County-based agency that also covers Scott County, in a joint pass.

Residents could pay a $5 daily fee or an annual pass granting access to all of the district’s dog parks, including sites in Savage and Prior Lake.

For more information, contact Jamie Polley, Parks, Recreation & Natural Resources Director, (952) 233-9514.

Valleyfair makes sign deal with city

Shakopee’s City Council has agreed to allow Valleyfair to change the message on its new entry sign more often than is normally allowed.

The amusement park had asked for permission for the sign to use attention-grabbing “streaming and active video.”

But cities have been reluctant to allow that, fearing distraction to drivers.

The city’s rule is a change no more than every 60 seconds.

The end result: a change of image every eight seconds.

Tribe’s grant is for park picnic shelter

A $150,000 grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has finally found a use in Shakopee.

The money in the same amount was handed out to cities in Scott County in 2012, as well as the county itself. But while some recipient cities found quick outlets for it, others have taken their time.

In Shakopee the money will build a large, open-air shelter at Huber Park.

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