Al­len­town dog park re­ceives AARP grant

The Morning Call (Sunday) - - BUSINESS CYCLE -

The Al­len­town Parks and Recre­ation Depart­ment is re­ceiv­ing a $2,500 grant from the AARP for the Dixon Street Dog Park.

The AARP Penn­syl­va­nia Com­mu­nity Project Grant 2019 award will be used to buy and in­stall ameni­ties such as shade struc­tures and benches to en­hance the qual­ity and user ex­pe­ri­ence of the park.

The Dixon Street Dog Park is free for Al­len­town res­i­dents but re­quires reg­is­tra­tion. Res­i­dents must regis­ter 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Mon­day through Fri­day at the Parks and Recre­ation of­fice at 3000 Park­way Blvd., Al­len­town. Proof of res­i­dency via photo ID, proof of valid dog li­censes and vac­ci­na­tions and com­pleted ap­pli­ca­tion are re­quired in or­der to re­ceive a dog park key fob.

The city opened its first of­fi­cial dog park this year in Trout Creek Park­way at the in­ter­sec­tion of Dixon Street and Mack Boule­vard. The park in­cludes sep­a­rate pens for large and small dogs on 2 acres of land and has more than 200 reg­is­tered users.

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