Garland Dog Park

The excitement over breaking ground at Central Park Aug. 1 was secondary only to the realization that the Garland Dog Park is within mere months of becoming reality.

Garland City Council Members, from left, Dylan Hedrick, Rich Aubin, Mayor Scott LeMay, Deborah Morris and David Gibbons break ground at the Garland Dog Park on Thursday, Aug. 1.

Officer D. Lemboris and his K-9 Unit partner Diesel oversee the ceremonial groundbreaking at the Garland Dog Park on Thursday, Aug. 1.

“There will be dogs everywhere and people spending time out,” Mayor Scott LeMay said prior to joining Council Members to shovel ceremonial dirt at the 3-acre site along Glenbrook Drive. He credited Parks & Recreation Board members and staff, many of whom were present at the event. “It’s another effort to improve and enhance our park system.”

LeMay traced the Garland Dog Park efforts to the early 2000s and a group of residents known as Garland Bark Park. The group has grown into Garland Pawsibilities, the City’s key partner at the Pet Adoption Center on Main Street.

Garland Dog Park amenities will include three fenced paddocks, drinking fountains, shade, lighting, seating, fencing and parking. Staff anticipates the $1.3 million project will be completed in January.