Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

May 20, 2013

Crossville dog park moving along


Submitted

CROSSVILLE — The City of Crossville Dog Park at the back of Centennial Park is moving ahead. Some grading has been done in preparation for the installation of the fencing. A water line will be brought over to the park from the restrooms in the nearby picnic area, making it easier for owners to provide fresh water for their pets while they are exercising in the park.

The park will have a section for small dogs and one for larger dogs. Secure entrances to both areas will be created so that owners can bring their dogs inside the sally-port gate on a leash before entering the dog park section. The larger dog area will have an additional separate entrance at the end of the big dog arena, so they aren’t distracted by excited little dogs.

Rules will be posted, and the committee who has been making recommendations on the elements of the park has submitted a draft of their proposed rules to the Parks and Recreation Department.

When will the dog park be opened? Tim Begley, city engineer, estimates sometime this May. Fundraising continues so that amenities such as a shelter can be erected as soon as possible. Donations may be delivered to City Hall at 392 North Main Street. To date $9400 has been raised towards a total budget of $52,000. The city will pay half of all construction costs. For more information, please email mobuxbaum@gmail.com.