Columbus opens public dog park - WRBL

Columbus opens public dog park

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COLUMBUS, Ga. -

It's been years in the making but Columbus finally has it's own dog park. At a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday morning, the mayor and city officials welcomed residents to a brand new pavilion, festival field, and dog park paid for in part by a 1999 SPLOST tax.

One Columbus resident has written letters for years trying to get a park for her 125 pound great dane to play in. She shares her feelings on opening day.

"We're very excited that the dog park is here and that we can come play in it. Clementine was very excited around all the vendors. She wanted to get in here and play," said Caroline Castle.

Mayor Teresa Tomlinson said this development should attract private businesses to continue to build in south Columbus. The free dog park is open Monday until Friday from 8 am until 5 pm.

To reserve the pavilion or festival space you can call Columbus Parks and Recreation at 706-225-4658.

For more information you can visit their website at http://www.columbusga.org/parks/ 

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