The dog park in Alton opens Sunday.  A ribbon-cutting event will be held Sunday at 1pm.  The Russell Commons site in Alton will offer ample space for its members, and the fence has been installed.  Alton Park & Recreation Executive Director Michael Haynes says you can purchase memberships starting today.

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You will actually be able to use the park for free until June 30.  Russell Commons became the park of choice because much of the needed infrastructure is already in place.  There will be separate areas for different sized dogs, as well as an area where dogs can have some one-on-one time as they become acclimated to larger crowds.

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