The dog park named Pawhurst officially opened in Pinehurst Monday, November 25. Pawhurst is located at the corner of Park Avenue and 33rd Street. Pinehurst was required to purchase the property where businesses were previously located in a low lying area that flooded frequently.
No permanent structures are allowed to be built on the property. City Administrator Robbie Hood promoted the idea of using the property as a dog park. Public Works Director John Toney had his department prepare the grounds for Pawhurst.
Greg May with the Public Works Department said many citizens have expressed to him their desire to use the dog park. The public works department built ramps, seesaws, barrels, and other items to serve as an obstacle course for the dogs to run around. Benches will be added to allow the owners to sit and watch their dogs. “Soon we’re going to put a canopy here for people to get under,” May informed.
The dog park has its own vehicle parking area available adjacent to it. Daniel Henry also worked to get Pawhurst ready and believes it will get plenty of visits from big and small dogs alike. “It should be a great place for people to come out and enjoy their pets in a safe area,” Henry promised.
Pawhurst is open to all dog owners in the area. There are a set of rules for owners and dogs to follow posted at the park to ensure the safety of pets and people. The dog park is divided into two areas. One area is for dogs weighing 30 pounds or more. The other area is reserved for smaller dogs.