A new Dog Park is taking shape in the City of New Ulm. More than 40 volunteers were working on the fledgling park on the south end of New Ulm’s German Park Saturday afternoon. Work being done included constructing Pergolas to create shaded areas for dogs and their owners, picking up trash and debris, and more. Over $15,000 in donations has been raised since the dog park was first proposed more than a year ago, and it is now expected to be open by late May. Dog parks are fenced-in, grassy areas for dogs and their owners to socialize and exercise off-leash. And while the New Ulm Dog Park is being built on city-owned land, it will be the responsibility of everyone who uses the park to pick up after their dog.