Fort Woof’s success

Posted Saturday, Dec. 07, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Ten years ago Monday, after dog owners hounded the city, the Fort Worth City Council voted to create Fort Woof Dog Park. The response of dogs and their humans in Cowtown was not wow, but bow wow!

Fort Woof, in Gateway Park, has been repeatedly recognized as one of the best dog parks in the U.S. and has become one of the most used parks in Fort Worth.

That’s because the city built a beautiful park, is innovative in maintaining it and created a diverse dog-loving culture. It’s a park where complete strangers routinely speak and develop friendships centered around their love of their four-legged family members.

Fort Woof has become so popular that it sometimes gets too crowded. Thankfully, the city is considering establishing another one at Z Boaz Park as a part of its upcoming bond program.

So thank you, Fort Worth, for Fort Woof. You have made many tails wag, and many families happy.

— Jason C.N. Smith, Fort Worth Dog Park Association

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