Arlington Citizen-Journal

Arlington plans to open second dog park by year’s end

Po Boy, left, and Minnie enjoy Tails N’ Trails dog park in Arlington on May 29, 2013. The the city has hired Encino Landscaping of Cleveland, Texas, for $722,000 to build a 7-acre doggie wonderland just east of Lake Arlington and along the creek that is Rush Creek Dog Park’s temporary namesake.
Po Boy, left, and Minnie enjoy Tails N’ Trails dog park in Arlington on May 29, 2013. The the city has hired Encino Landscaping of Cleveland, Texas, for $722,000 to build a 7-acre doggie wonderland just east of Lake Arlington and along the creek that is Rush Creek Dog Park’s temporary namesake. Star-Telegram archives

Canines could be romping with their humans in Arlington’s second dog park by the end of the year.

The city has hired Encino Landscaping of Cleveland, Texas, for $722,000 to build a 7-acre doggie wonderland just east of Lake Arlington and along the creek that is Rush Creek Dog Park’s namesake.

The contract calls for five months of construction.

Officials expect it will draw pet owners from north, west and southwest Arlington, many of whom now make the long drive to the city’s only official pooch paradise, Tails N’ Trails Dog Park, 950 SE Green Oak Blvd. in southeast Arlington, just behind Arlington Animal Services.

“The success of the dog park in southeast Arlington definitely signifies that all parts of the city could use one,” said Councilman Robert Rivera. “Having another one in Arlington would be wonderful.”

Robert Cadwallader: 817-390-7186, @Kaddmann_ST

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