Bryant Dog Park to open with ceremony Monday
After being in the works for years, the Bryant Bark Park will officially open to the public Monday. Dogs in Bryant are invited to bring their human companions to a leash cutting and grand opening ceremony beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the park which is located in Alcoa 40 Park at 1110 Shobe Road.
During the ceremony, there will be a “wheel of prizes.” Everyone in attendance will also be entered for a drawing to win a Kona large dog bed. No purchase is required to enter but the winner must be present to win, said Bryant Animal Control Director Tricia Power.
In May, the Bryant City Council approved funding for the construction of a dog park, as well as improvements to Ashley Park.
“It’s amazing to watch it come together after you work for so long,” she said.
She credits volunteers with the Dog Park Committee and the Bryant Parks Department for the project’s success.
The new park will feature separate areas for
both large and small dogs, as well as a double gate at the entrance. In both areas there will be two surfaces to accommodate different dogs and their interests.
The park will include benches, picnic tables, water fountains and clean up stations donated by Arkansas Veterinary Emergency and Specialists in Little Rock.
There are plans to host fundraisers to add amenities at the parks to improve it.
More information about the project, as well as tips for visiting a dog park, are available at the Bryant Bark Park Project Facebook page.