The city of Killeen completed installation of new LED, solar powered lights in Mickey's Dog Park.

The city of Killeen completed installation of new LED, solar powered lights in Mickey's Dog Park.

The city of Killeen completed installation of new LED lighting this week at Mickey’s Dog Park, 2201 E. Memorial Veterans Blvd.

According to a news release by Killeen spokeswoman Janell Ford, installation of four LED solar lights was completed this week.

The $11,356 project was approved by City Council earlier this year, and provides new lights that are energy efficient, vandal resistant and safer for citizens who utilize the trails and dog park, Ford said.

Construction was not due to be completed until Sept. 1, but they are now ready to go a week early.

“Many residents requested the option and said they appreciate being able to walk their furry friends after hours, in the evenings or at night,” Ford said.

However, Ford asked all residents to continue exercising caution when visiting at night.

“We appreciate the Parks and Recreations crew, as well as the Building Services crews who were able to assist with all of the new improvements,” Ford said.

For more information about Mickey’s Dog Park, please go to: https://www.killeentexas.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Mickeys-Dog-Park-2

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by Jack DowlingKilleen Daily Herald

The city of Killeen completed installation of new LED lighting this week at Mickey’s Dog Park, 2201 E. Memorial Veterans Blvd.According to a news release by Killeen spokeswoman Janell Ford, installation of four LED solar lights was completed this week.The $11,356 project was approved by City Council earlier this year, and provides new lights that are energy efficient, vandal resistant and safer for citizens who utilize the trails and dog park, Ford said. Construction was not due to be completed until Sept. 1, but they are now ready to go a week early.“Many residents requested the option and said they appreciate being able to walk their furry friends after hours, in the evenings or at night,” Ford said.However, Ford asked all residents to continue exercising caution when visiting at night.“We appreciate the Parks and Recreations crew, as well as the Building Services crews who were able to assist with all of the new improvements,” Ford said.For more information about Mickey’s Dog Park, please go to: https://www.killeentexas.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Mickeys-Dog-Park-2

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Here is where having had the opportunity to be a city councilman pays off and, makes you feel good. As city officials become former city officials, the one thing that does not disappear, is the manifestation of things they presented to the council and fought for.

I was happy to see an item I presented to the council regarding the Mickey’s Dog Park, and subsequently approved, come to pass in the lights installed.

I remember while walking the trail one evening, engaging in a conversation with a couple. I introduce my self as a councilman and asked them about what they liked or disliked about about the park overall. One of the things the couple spoke off was the lighting. It made complete sense so I promised them to pursue it. I did, it got approved and, now it is a reality. The second tithing they mentioned was the cleanliness of the creek area. I spoke on that as well before the council and, a cleanup was scheduled and performed. I enjoy helping people and, have not yet closed the chapter on my “political” service in our great city. Seeing things like this happening, reinforce my desire to continue to serve. Thank you Parks and rec and our CM in getting this to happen before the projected date! Right before we begin to lose daylight hours.

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