The idea of a dog park on Factory Square in Watertown appears to be dead with a new city council set to take office in a matter of weeks.
Reports over the weekend are that support for the park in that part of the city has dwindled and that the necessary donations have not been made to pay for it.
The City Council decided a year ago to move ahead with a dog park.
But, it was decided it should go in the developing Factory Square Park, over the objections of some dog park supporters who were seeking to place it in Thompson Park.
With the council appearing ready to drop the Factory Square idea, supporters are hoping to convince the new council to keep the project alive through Thompson Park.
Scott Gates, who is spearheading the Thompson Park effort, says he will be at their first meeting next month to speak about the issue.