Fayette County’s first dog park to open
South Union officials will host “Tails on the Trail,” an event marking the opening of Fayette County’s first dog park, at the new site at the corner of Cinder Road and Barton Lane.
The 12-2 p.m. event on June 30 welcomes dogs and their people to have some off-leash fun.
Fayette Friends of Animals will be in attendance with adoptable dogs, Blue Ribbon Dog Academy will offer training tips, WMBS will broadcast live and the first 25 pups will receive treat bags.
According to township employee Maxine Legros, South Union acquired the site, formerly a blighted property, with a restriction from building any permanent structures.
“We came up with the idea of a dog park,” Legros says.
Grants from Lowe’s Heroes and Walmart’s Community Fund, along with an anonymous donor contributing fencing, meant the park cost the township nothing, Legros says.
“It will be open daylight hours to anyone obeying posted rules and regulations,” she says.
The dog features a drinking fountain for dogs and a mister to keep pups cool and seating for their masters.
“We’re really proud of it,” Legros says.
Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Mary at 724-836-5401, [email protected] or via Twitter .