Animal Fix: Newark Street Dog Park Opens and Hiding

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Newark Street Dog Park is located at the intersection of 39th and Newark Streets, NW.

From a press release:

“The $400,000 off-leash dog park spans over 10,000 square-feet in two enclosed areas and adheres to DPR’s standards and guidelines. Located on the southeast corner of the existing Newark Park, the new dog park is Americans with Disabilities (ADA) accessible. The community raised $25,000 for amenities in the new dog park.

Built in just four months after months of delay due to council hearings, the dog park boasts environmentally-friendly and sustainable features that include a rain garden with native plants and bio-retentive drain pipe.

Newark Dog Park is the District’s fourth dog park. A fifth dog park adjacent to the Upshur Recreation Center in Ward 4 is expected to be complete in October 2010. Designs for an additional dog park in Ward 5 between 14th Street and Tennessee Avenue, NE are in the works. All dog parks are built through a public-private partnership with DPR and the sponsoring community.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Faucetini

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