Omaha Unveils New Dewey Dog Park in Midtown Area
The City of Omaha Parks & Recreation (parks.cityofomaha.org) was thrilled to open their newest dog park located at Dewey Park (550 Turner Blvd.). Mayor Jean Stothert and Parks Director Brook Bench hosted a ribbon cutting on December 9, with hot cocoa and cookies for the humans and biscuits for the pups. The first 75 dogs to enter the park received a special thank you treat.
The $400,000 park features an agility course, running water, and a summer splash pad. There are separate areas for small and large dogs that are fenced off for safety purposes along with a double-locking system to get in and out of the park. The turf is a self-cleaning synthetic grass that will hopefully make it easy for the city to maintain and keep the park clean and sanitary year round. Taking up about a third of an acre, the dog park has plenty of room for dogs to run and play.
The City of Omaha Parks & Recreation built the park near midtown to appeal to the growing number of young professionals moving to apartments in the area. To learn about upcoming dog park events, visit parks.cityofomaha.org.