City Council Members and Parks and Recreation Commission Members are pictured with their family pets and Animal Shelter "Pets of the Week" to celebrate the groundbreaking of Richardson's first dog park.
The 2015 Wildflower! Festival's Student Art Contest
celebrated the opening of the dog park with this
year's Pooch Portraits theme. Follow the link to see
the winning artwork!
Richardson has a treat for man’s best friend as the City broke ground December on its first dog park. Construction of a dog park has been a top priority for the City for several years. In fact, the 2010 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan identified a dog park as one of the top five most-needed park facilities in Richardson.
The six-acre site is under and along the President George Bush Turnpike west of US 75. Construction on the dog park has begun with a planned opening in the spring.
It will include separate areas for large and small dogs, and for puppy parents who wish to host a doggy birthday party, a rental area will be available. Not only that, but if your pooch isn’t as perky anymore, is now settling into a slower pace or recovering from surgery, an area for sedentary dogs will also be available. The park will also have a central plaza with restrooms, shade structures and open space with different textures that include grass, decomposed granite, stone and logs.
The space was made possible by Oncor and TxDOT who have graciously allowed the city to use their land for this facility.
Layout of the new Richardson dog park