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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

3:19 PM

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City’s Second Dog Park Opened at Warner Parks

Edwin Warner Park is the site of Metro’s latest Dog Park. The two-acre, fenced area is located on the west side of Vaughn Gap Road, and is open until 11 p.m. Although dog parks were a part of the Mayor’s Master Plan for Parks and Greenways, the unparalleled popularity and heavy demand for the facilities was seen by Metro’s Parks Department shortly after the opening of the Shelby Dog Park in East Nashville.

Although leashes aren’t required, there are rules at all Metro Dog Parks. These rules help ensure that the park remains safe, healthy, and friendly.
Park hours are posted at the entrance. If it’s closed, don’t use it.

Always, always dispose of your dog’s waste in the trash receptacles. Dog waste bags are provided in the park.

Dogs must be wearing current rabies and identification tags at all times. Dogs must be leashed before entering and exiting the fenced area. Dogs that become aggressive must be leashed and removed from the park immediately. Owners are legally responsible for their dog and any injuries caused by the dog.

The following are not permitted:
Dogs in heat
Dogs under four months of age
Dogs without supervision
Food of any kind
Glass containers

Each owner is permitted to bring no more than two dogs. Have a leash on hand for each dog at all times. All children entering the dog park must be accompanied by an adult and supervised by them.

How to Use a Dog Park
Leash dog before exiting the car and keep your dog leashed until inside the park.

Enter only at the double-gated entry vestibule. Once through the first gate, unleash dog and proceed through the second gate into the active field.

You must actively monitor your dog. If you’re absorbed in conversation or napping, you won’t know if you need to pick up your dog’s waste or if your dog becomes aggressive – both of which are your responsibility.

Exit the same way you entered, remembering to leash your dog before leaving the vestibule.
Metro Parks currently operated two Dog Parks. The Shelby Dog Park is located immediately behind the Shelby Park Community Center at 20th and Boscobel streets in East Nashville. From Interstate 24 (near the downtown coliseum), exit east on Shelby Avenue. Continue east for twenty blocks and you’ll see the center to your left. Parking lots are located to the north of the center or immediately below the tennis courts to the south. The dog park is just behind the center. The Shelby Dog Park is open from dawn until 8 p.m.

The Warner Dog Park is located in Edwin Warner Park on the west side of Vaughn Road, just south of Old Hickory Boulevard (across from the Steeplechase). The facility is open from dawn until dusk.

The Metro Parks Department is excited about providing a growing number of dog parks. All of our parks are dog friendly, if the following rules are followed.
Dogs must be restrained by a leash not to exceed six feet in length.

Leashed or not, dogs are not permitted in playgrounds, tennis courts, pools, fenced ball fields, or any posted facility.

You must always pick up your dog’s waste and dispose of it in a trash receptacle.

For more information, on Metro Dog Parks log on to http://www.nashville.gov/parks/dog_page.htm or call 862-8400.

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