More than 70 volunteers showed up Saturday morning to put the finishing touches on Anchorage's first fenced dog park, and the gem of a community project on Arctic Boulevard between 31st and 32nd avenues is now officially open.
The park had been in unofficial use for a couple weeks but needed a work party to raise the signage, Mutt Mitt station and fill gaps around parts of the fencing.
I was delighted to see so many people from the local community and the dog community working hand-in-hand to make this a reality.
If you get a chance to visit the park, let me know what you think here.
In case you can't read the rules in the photograph, here they are:
* Only spayed and neutered dogs are permitted in the park.
* Dogs must be leashed upon entering and leaving the off-leash dog park space.
* Owners or custodians are responsible for all actions of their dogs.
* Classified dogs and female dogs in heat are prohibited.
* Dog feces must be cleaned up by the dog owner or custodian.
* Holes dug by dogs must be filled by the dog owner or custodian.
* The owner or custodian of the dog must remain in the dog park space with the dog.
* Dogs must be under control as defined by Anchorage Municipal Code (AMC Title 17).
* Dogs must be legally licensed and have a current rabies vaccination.
* Contact the Animal Care & Control Center for enforcement of AMC Title 17 (Animals), including the investigation of dog bites and animal attacks: 343-8119.