Carbondale to Get New Dog Park

Apr 5, 2021

Carbondale will have a new dog park come this summer.

The park will be located on two and a half acres within Parrish Park, making it one of the largest in the region.

“We wanted it big enough so you could throw a ball down to the other end,” Marty Merrill, Friends of Carbondale Design Committee member said.

The Park will be available to the public and will be ADA friendly. In the future, the Friends of Carbondale Dog Parks plans to add stadium seating, so even those who are not dog owners can enjoy the park too.

“It is a really nice addition to Carbondale,” Century 21 House of Realty agent, Linda Holt said, complimenting the organization and their hard work.
The park will enhance Carbondale’s attraction as a regional destination. According to Merrill, locations of a dog park is one of the questions many REALTORS® get from clients looking to relocate to Carbondale.

Friends of Carbondale Dog Parks representatives want everyone to know it is coming soon. This project has been in the works since 2016 and is scheduled to be open in the Summer of 2021.
Century 21 House of Reality Owner, Janie Davis and agent, Linda Holt were amongst the Representatives of Egyptian Board of Realtors® that presented a check to the Friends of Carbondale Dog Park. The funds will be used for frost-free drinking fountains for dogs.

The park will also feature:
• Water Fountains
• Perimeter fence
• Double -entry Gates
• Separate Small Dog and Large Dog Areas
• Benches
• Shade Structures
• Multiple Waste Disposal Stations
• Ample Parking

For more information about the Carbondale Dog Park visit cdaledogparks.org.