DULUTH -- The city's parks and recreation director invites four-legged friends and their owners to come out to a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Chattapoochee Dog Park at 10 a.m. April 28 at Rogers Bridge Park.
"From flying frisbees to jumping through hoops and crawling through tunnels, we've got it all for dogs," said Kathy Marelle.
The park is more than six acres, with a two-acre park for large dogs and a one-acre area for small dogs. The park also includes a fountain and dog agility stations such as "rover jump over" hurdle-style obstacles.
Marelle said that many park users like to "just let their dogs run," while others want to train their pets.
"A majority of them want to come out for the social experience," she said.
While the park opened in January, there were some issues with the sod on the ground.
"Construction was completed in January, and we opened it for several weeks," Marelle said. "Our sod, however, had not yet matured. So we had to close it down until the sod could mature."
The park will be open from dawn to dusk every day. The grounds, however, will be closed several days a month for maintenance.
Marelle invited "all dog lovers to come help us celebrate on April 28."
Rogers Bridge Park is a 17-acre park located in northeastern Duluth a few blocks north of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard on Rogers Bridge Road.
For more information, visit www.duluthga.net.