SPRINGVILLE, Ala. — A Springville boy is on a mission to make his community better. The 12-year-old presented a plan to the city council to turn vacant property into a multipurpose dog park.
Isaac Puckett is a boy with many hobbies.
"Building and playing with Legos," said Puckett.
But nothing compares to his passion for serving his community.
"There's tons of stuff you can do in your community to help improve it or make it look better," said Puckett.
With that in mind, Puckett came up with a grand plan for a multipurpose dog park for families to enjoy in Springville.
"It would get people to come out to the small town of Springville. And over in Big Springs park, it's a pretty area. There's water and a big creek for kids to play in," said Puckett.
So, he immediately went to work.
"After months, almost half a year in planning and putting together presentations and going out there to do measurements and then finally getting to the city council. I thought, 'Hey, this is coming together.' So we're just trying to get the city to say 'Okay, you can do it, or you can't," said Puckett.
Puckett presented his master plan to the council on Monday.
"I was nervous. Especially once people kept showing up. I was like, oh, this is not four people. This is closer to 30," said Puckett.
But in the end, he felt like he got a lot accomplished.
A project this big brings a lot of financial responsibility. This is something Puckett says he's working on.
"I haven't put together the rough estimate yet, but it's not cheap," said Puckett.
If approved by the council, Isaac says his boy scout troop will support him as a part of an eagle project to raise corporate funding. He says the city should have a response as early as January.