Sat
Feb 20 2016
10:54:am

Work has begun on the Maryville Dog park. Workers were installing water lines for people and dog drinking fountains yesterday, saying they were trying to get ahead of the rainy weather. The park will be approx. two acres, with a one and one-half acre "large dog" area and a separate half-acre "small dog" area.

The new dog park, Blount County's first, is made possible by a $100,000 grant from PetSafe of Knoxville. The City of Maryville approved $6,000 in additional funding and has allocated $10,000 in annual funding for maintenance and upkeep by Blount Co. Parks and Recreation according to the Daily Times.

The park is located in an existing area of Bicentennial Park along Pistol Creek behind Los Amigos, Papa John's and other businesses along S. Calderwood/N. Cusick St. Currently there is access from a small greenbelt parking area on McCammon Ave. The dog park is about 1/5 mile from the parking area. The other nearest access is the Greenway Mile Marker 0 access behind Midland Plaza, which is about 1/4 mile from the dog park.

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