City crews are beginning site preparation work at the City of Allentown’s first dog park.
Located in Trout Creek Parkway near the intersection of Dixon Street and South Delaware Street, the $125,000 project will include two pens on two acres, one pen for smaller dogs and one for larger dogs.
The dog park is for Allentown residents only and is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2018.
The project is also the recipient of a $25,000 grant announced last night from Pet Safe’s Bark for Your Park program! The City is the recipient of one of just five grants across the country for a new park. In addition, Pet Safe awarded ten $10,000 grants for dog park maintenance and ten $5,000 grants to upgrade existing dog parks.
Allentown is the only Pennsylvania municipality to receive any funding from the program.