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Grovetown opens dog park to public

Posted: August 16, 2017 - 2:03am  |  Updated: August 17, 2017 - 10:51am
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Grovetown officials opens the Goodale Park dog park during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday.
Grovetown officials opens the Goodale Park dog park during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday.

Grovetown city officials held the grand opening and ribbon cutting for its new dog park at Goodale Park Saturday.

More than 30 dogs and their owners attended the grand opening, with many dog owners saying they were happy to have a dog park closer to them.

"I live right here in Grovetown. I have been here for a year, from Vermont. It's nice that we don't have to travel so far,' said Elise Flower who was at the dog park with her two huskies, Zeus and Rosie.

Grovetown city council members Sylvia Martin and Eric Blair were on hand for the ribbon cutting Saturday, along with Grovetown Mayor Gary Jones, Leisure and Services Director Janet Wheatley and City Administrator John Waller.

"I think this is something (residents) have wanted for quite some time, because they had to drive all the way to Evans and now we have our own park," Martin said.

"I am amazed at the number of people who turned out," she said. "Over 30 dogs on the opening day, it's amazing. I love it. I can't wait to bring mine."

The park transformed nearly one acre of what used to be a dirt walking track into a dog park with covered sitting areas, several water toys for the dogs, walking track, agility obstacles and separate areas for large dogs and small dogs.

The park is part of a multi-phase plan for renovations and upgrades at Goodale Park.

 

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