Mobile, Ala.— The City of Mobile is establishing two new dog parks in Crawford and Public Safety Memorial Parks for citizens to have off leash areas for their canine counterparts to play.
“Dog parks are not only for dogs; they’re also for people,” said Mayor Stimpson. “It’s a way for you to meet your neighbors because you already have something in common: your dogs. These parks will provide a safe area for your dogs to play and encourage a friendly environment for you to meet other dog owners.”
Both dog parks will feature fencing, benches, trash receptacles and dog drinking fountains. In addition to the new dog park, Crawford Park will also display newly resurfaced tennis courts, new walking trails, new baseball fencing, a children’s games area and enhanced landscaping.
One Mobile, Jennifer Greene of Delta Dogs and the late Danielle Juzan raised $10,000 in private donations to help fund the dog park at Crawford Park.
At Public Safety Park, the new dog park will complement the popular Mobile Skate Park that opened just last year and now attracts hundreds of visitors from across the area. That project will be funded through the Capital Improvement Plan.
After a collaborative process with the City Council, Mayor Stimpson has submitted two resolutions for their consideration and approval on Tuesday’s agenda to move these dog park projects forward. The first awards a contract to Hagan Storm Fence of Mobile, Inc. to build fencing at the dog park at Crawford Park and the second proposal reallocates $120,000 in Capital Improvement funding to the dog park at Public Safety Memorial Park.
“I am committed to improving our parks to connect communities throughout the City of Mobile,” said Mayor Stimpson. “Our parks are an important part of neighborhood identity, and they must be brought back to life after years of neglect.”