New Columbia Dog Park

1 decade 3 years 1 week ago Thursday, May 24 2007 May 24, 2007 Thursday, May 24, 2007 3:12:10 PM CDT May 24, 2007 in News
Columbia dog owners can also go to a park and keep their furry friends close. In the Garth Nature Area, dogs can run around. However, for one Columbia teenager, there may be other things to consider.

"They get bullied a lot because of their size but they'll grow out of it," dog owner Alix Sprague said.

Sprague has been coming to the park since it opened about two weeks ago.

"It's easier to watch them, let them do what they want," Sprague said.

"That's why we decided to upgrade to the facility from an unfenced one," Mike Snyder, Senior Parks Planner, said.

The fences aren't the only improvements for dog owners. White boxes that hold waste bags make it easy for park-goers to pick up after their pets. Parks and Recreation also designed the pond with a rock edge in order to keep wet dogs from getting muddy.

The Garth Nature Area is one of only two fenced, leash free dog parks in Columbia.

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