Date of release: December 18, 2018
The Paducah Parks & Recreation Department is inviting the public to attend a reopening ceremony for the Paducah Dog Park on Thursday, December 20 at 3 p.m. There will be gift bags distributed to the first 50 dogs in attendance in addition to drawings for door prizes. You must be present to win.
The large dog section of the park closed August 1 for a construction project to improve drainage and add irrigation. Improvements also include new accessible concrete entry areas and a concrete area around the water fountain. The park reopened on November 30.
The upgrades to the Paducah Dog Park were funded in part by a $10,000 Bark for Your Park grant through PetSafe® with the City of Paducah contributing another $10,000 toward the project. PetSafe® received 215 competitive applications and notified Paducah in 2017 that it would be one of 25 cities receiving a grant.
During construction, the Parks Department transformed a nearby softball field into a temporary dog park so that the larger dogs could continue to have a place to play.
The Paducah Dog Park, which opened in August 2012, is located on a 7-acre tract of land at Stuart Nelson Park. The park has water, fencing, shelters, parking areas, and pet waste receptacles. The park is partitioned into two sections based upon the weight of a dog with 30 pounds as the dividing weight. Visit http://paducahky.gov/paducah-dog-park for more information.