City of Carbondale Awarded Grant for New Dog Park


The city of Carbondale won a $25,000 grant for a new dog park. Carbondale came in third place out of five. Members of Friends of Carbondale Dog Parks, the money will allow them to finish the 2.5-acre dog park at Parrish Park, 2500 W. Sunset Drive in Carbondale. Members say the park will have an ADA-friendly walkway from the parking lot to the shelter, small and large dog fields with a water fountain and spray fountain at each field, three “sally port” entry gates and maintenance gates, a boulder field among other play features, an even area outside the east gate and landscaping to screen the dog park from the Parrish School playground and adjacent soccer fields. Members say this park is being contructed without the use of tax money due to community support.

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