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Dog park enters final phases of construction
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Tails are about to wag because installation of a dog park continues. It is located across the street from Pepper Branch Park. - photo by Lisa Hobbs

A dog park across the street from Pepper Branch Park is on its way toward completion.

McMinnville Parks and Recreation Department director Scott McCord says the fence to enclose the dog park is on its way.

“Langford Fence Company should be out in a week or two,” said McCord. 

Entrance into the park will be from Old Morrison Road. 

The fenced-in area will be divided into two sections, an area for small dogs and an area for large dogs and will be 90 feet by 120 feet.

McCord says the entrance will have a double gate to help prevent escapees when visitors come and go.

“The entrance will be 10 feet by 10 feet and will include a double gate,” said McCord. “Visitors will have to go through two gates to get in and out. As people go in and out, a dog might try to dart out. A double gate will help prevent someone’s pet from getting out of the park. It will make it more difficult.”

Also to be installed will be pet-friendly water fountains and dog trash stations in each section. 

A large tree located on the lot will remain to offer some shade. 

Helping fund installation is a $25,000 dog park grant from the Boyd Foundation.