For Immediate Release

Contact:        Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)

                        Public Information Officer


Fort Wayne, Ind.—Yesterday,Parks & Recreation Director Al Moll was joined by dog owners to dedicate Fort Wayne’s second dog park, Camp Canine, located in Johnny Appleseed Park.


“Residents on the north side of town have been requesting a dog park since we opened Pawster Park in Foster Park,” said Director Moll. “Johnny Appleseed Park seemed like the perfect location because we have enough space there and there are amenities nearby. Campers will also be able to utilize the dog park, if their dogs have proof of all their vaccinations.”

Camp Canine is 60,000 square feet of grassy, fenced play space, divided into two separate areas. Separating the space allows for crews to clean and mow one side while keeping the other side open. A 600 foot open-air shelter and patio was also constructed in the dog park and there are bone-shaped benches and fire hydrants positioned throughout the grassy area. The drinking fountains have a ground level bowl for dogs as well as a higher bowl for humans.

The $40 annual Pooch Pass is valid at both dog parks. Half-season passes are available as well, July 1 – December 31, for $20. Dog owners must provide proof that rabies, distemper and parvo vaccinations are up to date and were administered by a licensed veterinarian. Tags must be visibly attached to the dog’s collar at all times while using the dog park. Passes are available at the Parks and Recreation Main office, 705 East State Blvd., Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Pet Supplies Plus sponsored the grand opening ceremony, providing treats for the dogs that attended.

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