Dog Park Coming to Warner Robins on Trial Basis

11:45 PM, Oct 1, 2012   |    comments
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Dog owners in Warner Robins will soon have something to bark about.

Council member Paul Shealy says the city is moving ahead with plans for a dog park.

13WMAZ first told you about the idea last month. The city wants to build the dog park on city owned property, near the Wellston Trail off Spruce Street.

Shealy says after talking to neighbors, the city plans to give the dog park a 60 to 90 day trial period.

He says they want to make sure neighbors are not bothered by barking or parking issues. Parking will be off Corder Road, in the Wellston Trail lot.

Shealy said, "I've explained to a couple of them that had many different issues over there, that if it's going to be a big problem or an unsightly area or anything like that, the city will not go along with it. We will take it down."

Shealy said the dog runs will be surrounded by a six foot fence. Small and large dogs will be kept in seperate runs, and dog owners will be required to be present. He said benches, as well as drainage, will be installed.

The park is expected to cost between $7,500 and $8,500, with city crews doing the majority of the work.

Shealy said it should be open in the next 4 to 6 weeks.

Also Monday night, in an update to a story 13WMAZ brought you last week, the city wants to go ahead with plans for a traffic light and lighted cross walk at the intersection of North Davis and Tabor Drive.

Police say several people have been hit by cars in that area in the past year. It's a high foot-traffic area, with a school and several apartment complexes near-by.

Engineers estimate the cost to be about $78,000 dollars for the traffic signals.

Construction should begin in the next two months.

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