Emerald Isle dog park closer to reality

EMERALD ISLE, NC (WITN) Dogs in Emerald Isle may soon have a new park to explore with their owners.

A committee in Emerald Isle has been meeting monthly since March reviewing five town-owned locations, before finally settling on the McLean park location.

Town Manager Frank Rush notes the accessibility, nearby parking, and restroom facilities, as well as proximity to the community center, as reasons for their recommendation to the board.

The town is working on design features, such as fencing, play areas, and water sources.

Rush says this was something community members wanted and they now can make happen.

The project is still about a year or two away from completion.