Woodstock to have ribbon-cutting for dog park opening
by Michelle Babcock
July 05, 2013 12:33 AM | 3505 views | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
WOODSTOCK — Woofstock Park will have a ribbon-cutting event Saturday to celebrate the grand opening of Woodstock’s first dog park.

The park features fenced-in areas to unleash, both for large and small dog breeds, and boardwalks for leashed walks. Director of Woodstock Parks and Recreation Preston Pooser said the ribbon-cutting will happen rain or shine.

The park is at 150 Dupree Road.

“We’ll have water fountains for both dogs and humans, some shade structures, some benches,” Pooser said. “We’re not really going to be the biggest dog park around, but we want to be the nicest; that’s our goal.”

The park opens at 7:30 a.m., and the ribbon-cutting will happen at 9 a.m. Pooser said rules for the park will be posted on the Woofstock Park Facebook page.

Dogs that weigh less than 30 pounds are considered small breeds, more than 30 pounds are large breeds, and Pooser said the fenced-in areas have a two-gate system for safety.

“The Woodstock Police Department K-9 unit will be out; they’ll be doing a demonstration,” Pooser said. “And we’ll have staff out there to answer questions.”

The park will be opened every day from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Pooser said there are about 40 parking spots.

Pooser said that restroom construction should be done within about 90 days, and said more dog amenities will be added in the future.

Pooser said that the park cost about $200,000 to build and was funded by the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

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