(Clearwater, Fl.) DOGTEK has officially announced they have adopted the Enterprise Dog Park in Clearwater, Florida. The newly developed and tremendously successful Enterprise Dog Park is located south on Enterprise Road, just east of U.S. 19. This park offers an unusual amenity: looped trails where unleashed dogs and their owners can stretch their legs or rest on benches with a view of nature.


The $460,000 Park is part of a 20-acre tract that was mostly undisturbed before construction started. The land is nearly two-thirds wetlands, with woods and saw palmettos on the 7.5 acres of uplands. The park has an agility course with exercise equipment and a 70-foot wooden bridge that leads to a series of looped trails through the woods. Big and small dogs will be together and both enclosures will have fountains, doggie bags and trash receptacles.


City of Clearwater officials say the dog park was included in the city parks and recreation master plan developed in 2002 as a result of citywide public interest. The City Council approved the park unanimously in 2007.


“Having seen how valuable they are, it was an easy vote for me to go ahead and vote for the new park,” said City Council member John Doran, “It’s really important for dogs to know how to be around other dogs. The best place to learn that is at the dog parks.”


“Our biggest problem is the parking; it’s more popular than we thought,” said Art Kader, assistant director of the parks and recreation department “The city is looking at additional options to supplement the 35 spaces.”


A covered picnic area with two tables, plenty of water fountains for dogs and for people, and a hose for washing off dogs will be near the lot. And after it rains, dogs can splash through an otherwise dry retention pond south of the lot.


The park was developed and constructed by Deuel & Associates Civil Engineers of Clearwater who prepared construction drawings. Several contractors are involved with the project, including Keystone Excavators of Oldsmar, B. R. W. Contracting of Land O’Lakes and Oakhurst Construction Co. of Seminole.


“DOGTEK plans on scheduling, coordinating and implementing several annual dog park improvement and enhancement plans with which we will carry out along with the City Of Clearwater” said Derek Ammon, VP of Marketing and Sales for DOGTEK “We will annually throw several other events like dog walks and barbeques to involve the community” he said.



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