EXTRA, EXTRA/Went to a dog party to see old friends
Dog owners in Arvada, Colo., can leave their leashes at home now that the city has opened its first Off-Leash Dog Park. Phase I opened on June 18 at a special “Leash Cutting” ceremony attended by about 50 people and their pooches. The five-acre site is set to expand to 17 acres eventually. Phase I features a large field with fenced areas for shy or small dogs, custom-painted fire hydrants, doggie-poo bag containers, water fountains for people and dogs, and a view of the Rocky Mountains. The first phase cost about $36,000 while the total park will cost upwards of $200,000 and will be maintained by the Parks Services Department. For more information, visit Arvada's Web site www.ci.arvada.co.us.