By Lindsay Doty
Brownsburg’s pups will soon have their own public spot to relax, run and play. Town leaders held a groundbreaking ceremony on Aug. 27 to mark the start of construction of the town’s first public dog park.
“Brownsburg has finally gone to the dogs. This is a historic event for Brownsburg to open its first dog park,” Brownsburg Town Council president Brian Jensen said.
The new two-acre dog park, located at Cardinal Park, 3432 N. C.R. 800 E., will feature separate large dog and small dog areas, natural play features for pups, shade sails, a wash station and a leash-free zone.
“We are pretty excited to have a new place for our dogs to go out and visit other dogs. This is a great addition to our community,” dog owner Stacy Risk said.
Risk brought her two pooches, Baxter and Titan, to the groundbreaking ceremony.
The dog park is expected to be open to the public in spring 2020. The public got to vote on three choices for the park’s name: Cardinal Bark Park, Boneyard or Paws and Play. The town’s park board will make the final decision this fall.
Park leaders say off-leash dog areas can provide many social and physical benefits to not only the dogs, but also their owners.
“We are excited to provide this long-awaited amenity to the community,” Brownsburg Parks Director Travis Tranbarger said.