New Off Leash Dog Park Opens In Beaufort County

By: Natalie Kaplan Email
By: Natalie Kaplan Email

Some pet owners in Beaufort County can now leave their leashes at home that's because a new dog park in Washington is open and ready for visitors.

It's the first of its kind in Washington, the park lets pets ditch their leashes and run wild, well at least in the fenced in space at the corner of 4th and Brown Street. A group of pet owners thought it was exactly what the community needed, especially for the elderly.

The city didn't have to pay a dime for the facility, it was completely funded by donations. It took volunteers about nine months to raise the $10,000 needed.


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  • by BFF Location: Washington on Oct 11, 2009 at 04:10 PM
    Now is the time to step up and be a good steward of our new dog park. If you and your dog enjoy this park, then please note the rules posted and follow these rules. It is for the benefit of everyone, that we have rules for this park as there are rules in every park and recreational facility. If anyone questions a rule, please realize that these rules were adopted from the rules of over 42 other dog parks in North Carolina. So be a good steward and help us keep this a good park to enjoy for every dog lover!
  • by Anonymous on Oct 10, 2009 at 09:53 PM
    I'm stoked about the park. great way to socialize my peekapoo. But why did it have to be right next to the getto?!
  • by Dog Lover Location: Washington NC on Sep 23, 2009 at 03:36 PM
    Hats off to the tireless efforts of Washington residents who worked with the City to create such a marvelous park. It should be noted that the park materials were donated, the city and county did not pay for them. Literate dog owners agree - this is a real plus for our community. Many of us will work tirelessly to maintain and police the park. We are thrilled to have a place our dogs can run free without leashes. It is a joy to watch our dogs run and play, socialize and be friends. Dogs that exercise are better canine citizens. Dog murder? What? Let's all remember, no one is forcing anyone to take their dogs to exercise at the park. Those who fear other people's dogs should probably not bring their pets out to play there. Please clean up after your dogs, it's the law, whether at the park or on the sidewalk. Downtown... anywhere.
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Sep 22, 2009 at 11:50 PM
    How nice.... pits off the chain! This will be perfect chance for those pit bull loving freaks to show just how sweet and cuddly their soft cupcakes are. Other's people's pets are going to be ripped to shreds and so will their owners LOLOL. Oh, but the pits will just be playing.. right? Just a little rough! WITN, please keep us posted on the first dog murder, or dog incident... how ever you spin it. Let see how this works out... shall we?
  • by PUREBREAD on Sep 22, 2009 at 05:32 PM
    This is a good thing for these dogs because I liKe seeing them run free. As bad as I hate to say it this will not last very long at all.I am not an optimistic person I see things the way they are not the way I wish them to be.Thier will be one apple in the bunch to ruin every thing.I'm not going to name any breeds or races but mark my words it is going to happen!And after it does no more OFF LEASH DOG PARK IN BEAUFORT COUNTY THAT PEOPLE WASTED THIER MONEY ON IT BECAUSE OF ONE DUMMY.
  • by voter Location: nc on Sep 22, 2009 at 05:23 PM
    C;,,,it's,,,for,,,dogs.
  • by dog lover Location: washington on Sep 22, 2009 at 05:16 PM
    This is wonderful to hear! The park is going to be such a benefit to Beaufort County. Hats off to the volunteers that raised the funds to open it. It's about time that this area caught up with the rest of eastern NC! What a step in the right direction.
  • by C Location: williamston on Sep 22, 2009 at 03:20 PM
    EXCELLENT!!! I can't wait to visit!! YAY!!!
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