to Mills Park in Chillicothe, Missouri
of the Tina Mapel Memorial Dog Park
Mills park, located a block
west of Clay Street Park, is the smallest park in our system.
Consisting of approximately one acre of land, the park has a dog park, playground area, and open
ground for children to play.
- Dog Park
- Playground Area
- Tree Nursery
The park land was acquired in 1958.
The park is also the site of the Parks and
Recreation Department's tree nursery.
Mill's Park News
The Tina Mapel Memorial Dog
Park dedication and ribbon cutting was held Saturday, April 25, at 1 p.m.
After the ribbon was cut, the dog park was opened for the public to enjoy. The Tina Mapel Memorial Dog Park is located at Mills Park, which is at the corner of Boehner and Clay
street and sits on about an acre of land. This land is fenced in, in two separate sections. One section is fenced off for small dogs and another section is fenced off for larger dogs. Some classes at the Grand River Technical School have made the park play equipment for the dogs. This equipment includes an A-frame walk up, a teeter-totter and various
ramps, a tunnel walk and weave posts, along with small dog play equipment.
Rules for the park are posted. Water fountains (including a spout for humans and a spout for dogs) and benches (there are ten benches total) are
available. A concrete sidewalk leads to the park. A memorial plaque in memory of Tina
was put up in the Spring of 2015. The plaque was donated by the Mapel family.
Plans are being made to upgrade playground equipment for kids outside the dog park area.
Photo / Josh Norris, Parks
May 28, 2014 - City Council members accepted the park
board's recommendation to establish a dog park at Mill's Park near Boehner and Clay Streets in the southwest area of Chillicothe. Josh Norris, director of Parks and Recreation, presented a report during the council
meeting Tuesday night, May 27, 2014. He was accompanied by Dave Mapel who, with his wife, began efforts to establish a dog park in memory of their daughter, Tina Mapel, who died in January at the age of 24. Norris said that previous park boards had discussed establishing a dog park, but no action was ever taken.
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