Work is under way again at Marietta's new community dog park, a two-acre site at Jackson Hill Park off Cisler Drive.
Many people might remember the park location as the old site of the city pool, basketball courts and picnic area.
Now, organizer Teresa Hayes is looking for any volunteer help she can get to accomplish her dream of a place to exercise dogs.
Lowe's Heroes volunteers have been a big help, Hayes says. Installing posts around the dog park has been a challenge because workers have discovered all sorts of debris buried in the fill dirt used to level the park area years ago.
Hayes hopes local service groups will donate time and volunteers to the project. Work yet to do includes installing benches, stretching fencing, and removing debris from the site. Hayes also hopes to have someone bulldoze and level some of the gravel areas of the park.
And once the park opens there still will be work to be done, Hayes said. For example, Plumbers and Pipefitters union members will be installing water service for fountains. And there are plans to build a pavilion, too.
We encourage any local club or service group to consider helping on the dog park project. Here's how:
- To volunteer, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Teresa Hayes at (740) 350-6249.
-Send or drop off tax deductible monetary donations (minimum $25) for the Marietta dog park to:
The Marietta Community Foundation, Inc.; Marietta Community Dog Park Fund; 121 Putnam St.; Marietta, Ohio, 45750
- Questions about monetary donations can be directed to The Marietta Community Foundation at (740) 373-3286.
- Donations of construction materials and equipment are also welcome. A riding lawn mower is still needed for park maintenance.