Construction of Granby bark park moving forward with good weather |

Construction of Granby bark park moving forward with good weather

Construction is moving forward at the new bark park in Granby.
Courtesy / Penny Hamilton

Grand County’s canine owners will have a new option this summer for recreation with their four-legged friends, after Granby’s future dog park opens to the public.

The Granby Board of Trustees approved a lease agreement in May 2017 for a small segment of property on the larger Shorefox property, purchased by the town in 2016, and now acquired by Sun Communities for its extensive RV resort park, along U.S. Highway 34 near its intersection with U.S. Highway 40. Since the signing of that lease agreement Grand County Pet Pals, the volunteer, nonprofit support arm of the Grand County Animal Shelter, has been working with local partners to design the dog park, or “bark park,” and to secure funding for its construction.

Fencing is being installed this week with the good weather.

The park itself will total 2.55 acres with additional space set aside for small leash-up areas. The park will be divided into two sections, for large and small breed dogs. The large breed section will account for roughly three-fourths of the park area while the small breed portion will account for roughly one-fourth.

Funding for the project has largely been derived from two primary sources. The majority of the funding currently in place, $60,000 of the $78,000, came in the form of a grant from the Granby-based Recreation Open Space & Housing Foundation, a local tax-exempt entity. Pet Pals has also raised funds for the project through their regular fundraising processes, notably the annual Doggy Dash.

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