Fundraiser launched for Old Trace Dog Park - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Fundraiser launched for Old Trace Dog Park

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Just like humans, dogs need a place to exercise and socialize.

If you don't believe it, just ask the group of dog lovers at Old Trace Park on the Barnett Reservoir.

They've spent months convincing the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District to allow them to use a portion of Old Trace Park to build a park especially for dogs.

Debbie Waggener is the organizer and she said there are benefits having a dog park in the area.

Waggoner said, "People around here build larger homes, smaller yards. They don't have any place to run. This will give the people an opportunity to take their dogs, let them socialize with other dogs and let them get some exercise and as well as let the owners socialize. It's just a win-win for the community."

Waggener said the park won't cost lease holders or taxpayers any money and it will be free to use. She said there will be human and canine water fountains, benches, trash cans and dog waste collection stations.

You can learn more by going to www.barnettreservoirfoundation.org. 

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