Possible Dog Park in Ardmore

11-22-05 - The new plan for Ardmore’s regional park is going to the dogs, but in a good way.

Regional Park is home to the community softball field City Lake and even a kid’s fishing pier. Now the park is looking at adding a dog park to the list.

Over the past few weeks, the Parks Department has been trying to update their ten year master plan. During a community meeting last Thursday, a place for dogs to run free was on the wish lists of some residents.

The Parks Department liked the idea so much that they are now considering it. They aren’t sure where it would go, but they say it would be a fenced off area where dogs could run around without a leash.

"Something very unique for Ardmore,” Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Boatright said. “Usually dog park are in large towns. I know Norman just added one, and we have their plans to look at."

The Parks Department said it is still trying to work it into their ten year master plan, and if it does happen it would cost the city around $25,000 to $30,000 to build. Other building projects in the master plan so far include a city wide walking trail, an amphitheater and a skate park.