Ada opens first dog park

By: Ashley Park
By: Ashley Park

ADA, OK -- Ada pet owners have a place where their dogs can run and play.

City officials as well as members from the Parks Department held the ribbon cutting for the city's first dog park this morning.

The park is located in Matthews Park off Hickory Street.

It's divided into two separate areas, one for smaller dogs, and the other for larger dogs.

The 5 acre park cost around $15,000 to build.

Pontotoc Animal Welfare Society Director, Shannon Nickell, says the park will help dogs to socialize with other dogs and humans.

"Just so they can meet other dogs, be around other dogs from small, medium, large, and get out and exercise," Nickell said. "Also, it's a place for other people to socialize, and to meet other people that have dogs."

Nickell says unlike other parks in town, dogs at this park, do not have to be kept on a leash.

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