Arctic Benson fenced dog park officially opens

AnchorageJuly 27, 2013 

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.




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