Two new parks are being developed in Danbury. One is a dog park, the other is a skate park. Bouth could be completed in 2014.
City officials say the dog park will be located on land owned by the city at the airport. The Federal Aviation Administration ordered Danbury to clear trees adjacent to the runway several years ago. That's when the city acquired the land, with the help of a federal grant. The FAA has signed off on plans to have the dog park built, which should be completed by the summer.
City engineers are currently working on a design. They are also working on designs for a skate park across from the Patriot Drive parking garage.
The park would be located on city-owned land near the old "gasball". The 50,000 pound steel ball was dismantled in 2005. The 65-foot tall ball was owned by Yankee gas and built in the 1940s.
The project is currently working to get the necessary approvals and could open in the spring.