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Durham Park Caters To Canines

Posted September 5, 2003 10:14 a.m. EDT

— The City of Durham Parks and Recreation's first dog park will throw open the gates to its brand-new facility with a barking-good celebration on Saturday, May 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The dog park is located at Piney Wood Park, at the intersection of Woodcroft Parkway and Woodlake Drive, between Fayetteville Road and Barbee Road.

The kick-off celebration will feature an adoption fair and a variety of exhibitions including fly ball, agility, the radar timing of speeding greyhounds, demonstrations by the Durham Police K-9 Corps, and booths with veterinarians, trainers, rescue groups and pet therapy practitioners.

Many area rescue and adoption groups will also be there.

The dog park is the first of its kind in Durham and the largest in the Triangle. It is a place to exercise and socialize dogs off-leash on over three fenced acres of fields with trees, benches and water.

For dogs to enter the park, they must be registered to show that they meet certain health requirements.

For registration packets and details

go online

or call Durham Parks and Recreation at (919) 560-4355.