b'Dog Park isHowling SuccessBy Stefan Cooper them off the leash.Limited parking is available near The popularity of the PetSafe Pistolthe park on McCammon Avenue, Creek Dog Park is best reflected inwith plenty of additional public the day-to-day maintenance thatparking nearby.takes place. That the community took so Its largely done by the patrons. quickly to the park is no surprise, They take pride in the park,Huff said.Parks & Rec executive director JoeDog parks are not just for Huff said. dogs, he said. Its a social gather-Maryvilles first public dog darking for their owners, too. That was opened in 2016 and was a hit froma big part of it. Before it was built,and leagues for youth sports, adult its inception. Featuring a half-acreit was the most requested type ofvolleyball and softball and senior enclosure for small dogs, with a fullpark. citizen activities, among other of-acre, romp-worthy area for largerLocal businessman Randy Boydferings. pets just across the bike path, thedonated $100,000 toward theThe dog park remains among its park comes complete with a pavil- parks construction, with Parks &most popular offerings for a simple ion for hot days. Rec assuming responsibility forreason, Huff said.Benches are spaced throughout.administration and maintenance.Its just a chance to watch your There are dogs-only water foun- The park is part of an ever-growingdog play, he said. tains and waste stations. If yourdiversity of recreational offerings forRegulations for Pet and Owner pet needs to cut loose and run athe commission. Participation Requirements are little bit, an area is designated to letParks & Rec operates facilitiesavailable at www.parksrec.com.32 Basically Blount 2021'