Pet parents in Maryville, Tennessee now have a new place to socialize and exercise their dogs!
On Saturday, May 14, 2016, the City of Maryville, Parks and Recreation, and Radio Systems Corporation partnered for the grand opening of the PetSafe® Pistol Creek Dog Park. It's the 9th PetSafe Dog Park to open in the Knoxville area since 2006.
Founder of Radio Systems Corporation and Tennessee Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, Randy Boyd, did the official "leash cutting" to open the park. Boyd told the crowd that he loves how dog parks unite us.
"It's important to make our communities more pet friends. It's a great thing for dogs and animal welfare. I think it's just really important to communities, too. We're so divisive these days. There's so many things that pull us apart. Pets bring us together."
The new park includes a dedicated half-acre area for small dogs and an acre for large dogs. Custom features create a relaxing atmosphere for pet owners and an interesting venue for dogs to explore and play, including:
- Dog-friendly landscaping
- Covered pavilion for rainy days
- Benches for pet parents
- Convenient dog waste stations
- Dogs-only water fountains
Come visit the Maryville Dog Park or one of the other dog parks in East Tennesse if you're in the area.
Need a new dog park or an improved dog park for your hometown? Now's the time to enter the Bark For Your Park™ Grant Program. The new PetSafe Bark For Your Park Grant Program will not only help break ground on new parks, it will also help fund maintenance and updates of existing parks. We will award 25 communities: 5 $25,000 prizes to help build new dog parks, 10 $10,000 prizes to enhance existing dog parks, and 10 $5,000 prizes to maintain existing dog parks.