Sign the Petition
Dear Aldermen Tunney and Smith, IL State Reps Croke and Williams, IL Senator Feigenholtz, US Congressman Quigley, and Mayor Lightfoot,
The Lakeview Dog Park referendum is on the ballot for the Nov 8 general election! We are going to support it, will you?
Benefits of a dog park include:
Reduce congestion and collisions on area sidewalks and running/biking trails
Corral dogs in a fenced location where they are not disturbing other areas and users of the park
Provide a safe, fenced area with a water source for owners to exercise and socialize their dogs
Reduce incidence of unclaimed pet waste in the public way
Please lend your support to help us make this happen! Thank you!
Lakeview Dog Park Council & Friends
Our ballot initiative for a new dog park has been approved! While this is a big win for all of us, our work is only just beginning. We are requesting support from individual donors to fund get-out-the-vote efforts, and to design and build Lakeview Dog Park. We ask that you make recurring monthly donations of whatever amount you can afford until the construction is complete. $20, $50, $100—whatever you can give will be appreciated, and no amount is too small or too big. All donors that give $40 or more can choose to receive a thank you T-shirt, $60 will allow you to select a tote bag, and $100 or more in total will be recognized on our website and will be listed at the park for the first year, and large donors will be permanently recognized at the park itself.
For tax purposes, Lakeview Dog Park, Inc. NFP (EIN: 84-2161284), is organized as an Illinois not-for-profit corporation and has received federal tax exempt status pursuant to Section 501(c)(3). Your donation may be tax deductible. Please consult with your tax advisor for specific advice regarding your charitable contributions.
Lobby your elected officials
Local, State and Federal governments have various grant funds that may be available to help us build the park. The best way to unlock that support is to have a bunch of residents contact the officials and say they want them to help. This page can help you identify who your elected officials are, lists their contact info, and handy message templates that you can cut and paste.
Identify your Illinois elected officials. Enter your last name and address in this interactive site to verify that you are registered to vote, click on your name, and then click on the Public Officials tab to identify ALL your local elected officials, and get their contact details. https://chicagoelections.gov/en/your-voter-information.html
Send an email to your Alderman, customize your opening greeting by choosing one of the below:
"Dear Alderman Tunney,
As a resident of the 44th Ward,"
If you live in a different ward, skip the Alderman, and write to the other elected officials, especially IL Senator and Rep, and US Congressman.
The body of the email should say something like the below. Feel free to copy and paste:
I am writing to express my excitement that the Lakeview Dog Park issue is on the ballot Nov 8. I am a supporter of this park and think it will greatly improve the quality of life in the surrounding neighborhoods. What is your position on the ballot initiative? Thank you for your support! Sincerely,--Your name and street address here--