March 29, 2006 - A grand opening for the
Dogwood Park, the City of Knoxville's first off-leash dog park, will
be held on April 15 beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Dogwood Park is located within Victor Ashe Park, 4901 Bradshaw
Grand opening festivities will include a demonstration by the International
Disc Dog Handling Association, doggie bag giveaways, adoptable animals,
pet grooming, and microchip injections for pets.
Dogwood Park is completely fenced, and features a puppy playground,
which includes an inclined hill, a tunnel, a puppy jump, and even
a water fountain made for dogs.
The park is a joint effort of the City of Knoxville and Knox D.O.G.
is a nonprofit organization that focuses on creating safe environments
for pet owners to bring their dogs for leash-free exercise. To make
a donation or to find more information about this group, visit www.DiscoverET.org/knoxdog.
For directions and more information about Victor Ashe Park, visit
the City of Knoxville web site at www.cityofknoxville.org/parks/victor.asp
or call 3-1-1.