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New Dog Park Grand Opening at Mayor Dennis P. Collins Park

Post Date: Friday, October 20, 2017

New Dog Park Grand Opening Ceremony on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10:00 A.M.

Location: Mayor Dennis P. Collins Park - 1ST Street and Humphreys Avenue

The general public, dogs and their owners are invited to attend.

Facts about the new dog park:

  • The dog park area for large dogs is 9,645 square feet.
  • The dog park area for small dogs is 5,815 square feet.
  • Both dog parks have PetPRO Synthetic Turf designed to drain.
  • Turf system included the installation of Envirofill which has the following benefits:
    - It inhibits pet urine odor.
    - It helps prevent the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew that can cause stains, odors and product deterioration.
    - It is reusable and warrantied for 16 years.
  • Privacy Slats were installed along the existing northern and western fence lines shielding the dog park from the existing ball fields.
  • An irrigation system has been installed for both parks to help wash down both areas.
  • Installation of an 6’ high ornamental wire fence system around, and separating, both dog parks.
  • Two fenced and gated staging areas have been constructed to prevent dogs from exiting the park without their owners.  Pet waste stations have been installed in both staging areas.
  • The small dog park has the following improvements:
    - Seven (7) pieces of pet equipment.
    - Two (2) new shade trees.
    - One (1) existing shade tree.
    - Three (3) benches.
    - One (1) pet/owner drinking fountain.
  • The large dog park has the following improvements:
    - Nine (9) pieces of pet equipment.
    - Five (5) new shade trees.
    - Four (4) benches.
    - One (1) pet/owner drinking fountain.
  • Landscaping, mulching, and shrubs will be throughout the park.
  • All hot mix asphalt walkways have been reconstructed from Gorman Field to the Dog Parks.
  • Two (2) solar phone charging stations utilizing a USB connection have been installed.
  • Seven (7) exercise stations have been installed.

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