Panting for a dog park? Workers preparing to get tails in gear

October 24, 2012

City crews will soon get their tails in gear and start constructing the new “Woof Park” for dogs.

Granbury City Manager Wayne McKethan said Monday that the materials have been purchased, and work is expected to begin after Thanksgiving.

Currently, city workers are busy moving the fire training center from the airport to city-owned property near the reunion grounds. That process, McKethan said, is expected to take about six weeks.

Moving the fire training center is necessary as the city works with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in preparation to expand the airport, the city manager said.

The “Woof Park” will be located on a 1.78-acre tract of land not far from the ballfields near Moore Street, just north of the railroad tracks. The area has the added advantage of lighting, and there is a parking area and a concessions stand nearby.

McKethan made a $20,000 expenditure to create the park part of the proposed 2012-2013 fiscal year budget that he presented to the City Council during its summer budget workshop.

The park will be fenced, with separate areas for larger dogs and smaller dogs. There will be water available, and picnic tables. As well, there will be doggy restrooms in the form of fire hydrants.

The city will add more amenities to the “Woof Park” over time, McKethan said.

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