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Just in time for Christmas area canines will have a park to call their own.
The fence is completely installed and gates and a waste station should be in place by next week for Richmond’s first bark park for dogs, according to Park Board member Mark Sowder.
Sowder also reported that the total project came in below what was first projected by $800.
Park Board President Joyce Bowles said the fencing turned out better than anyone thought.
“It looks really, really nice out there,” Bowles said. “I love the wood post.”
Sowder said the bark park could serve as a good foundation for West Armour Park and its future planning.
“It gives us a good theme out there that we should tie everything else into,” Sowder said.
The Park Board is now searching for a name for the park. Park Board members decided to ask the community for help Monday night. The board decided that it would accept written submissions from residents on what the park should be named.
Suggestions need to be submitted to the Richmond Park Board at 205 Summit St., by Feb. 1. The winner will be acknowledged on the park signs.
The board also approved the purchase of park rules signs. The park will have some rules such as cleaning up after dogs and vaccination requirements.