NEWPORT, Ky. (FOX19) - People who live in Northern Kentucky can now take their dogs to a new and improved dog park in Newport.
The Newport Dog Park has moved from its original location on Linden Avenue to an area right behind the Newport Branch of the Campbell County Library at 901 E. 6th St.
“Due to its extreme popularity, the old park quickly became crowded and lacked an area for small dogs, the parking was inadequate, and there was a tremendous amount of erosion,” a press release from the City of Newport said.
The new fenced-in, off-leash park includes:
- Twice the space as the former park.
- Separate small dog area.
- Pet-friendly benches.
- Water fountain and plumbing.
- Concrete pathways
- Easier access for vehicles and dedicated parking spaces.
- Community walking paths.
“The development of the new park is a great example of local government and the community coming together to work on a major improvement for the entire city,” Newport City Manager Tom Fromme said.
Over $60,000 was raised, including $25,000 donated by The Newport Foundation and the City of Newport, according to the press release.
“The park is completely funded and ready to go,” said Tim Appleton, an East Row resident who chaired the neighborhood’s efforts to develop the park.
The East Row Historic Foundation donated $5,000 and neighborhood volunteers raised nearly $12,000 through the sale of personalized bricks at the park, the press release said.
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