Jade, a Pitbull-Lab mix plays with Atlas, a Tibetan Mastiff at Pooch Pines Dog Park in Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Florida on January 31, 2018. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)
Photo: Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post
Photo: Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post

Brookhaven is getting a ‘world-class’ dog park

A large portion of Brookhaven Park, located at 4158 Peachtree Road, is now on its way to becoming a “world-class” off-leash dog park, the city of Brookhaven said.

The City Council on Monday approved a contract not to exceed $50,000 to make the dog park.

“This solution allows those without pets to share the park space with those eager to give their dogs of all sizes room to roam,” said Brian Borden, Brookhaven parks and recreation director. “It will feature a dog-friendly double-gated entry system designed to keep dogs within the designated area. There will be at least two entries: one on the northeast side and one on the south-facing side of the area.”

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Some of the funding will be used for the installation of a 1,000 foot fence to close nearly five acres in the 20-acre park that will be designated for pet lovers and their animals. The rest of the park will be available for others.

The city said a number of other park improvements are also under consideration, with dog-friendly amenities including a dog-washing station with two bays for simultaneous washing of dogs; more “doggy and me” water fountains; additional pet stations; and more leash stations. 

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