A small paw-rtition of New Smyrna Beach’s Sports Complex will officially go to the dogs when city commissioners cut the ribbon on a new park located next to the New Smyrna Beach Garden Club at 2000 Turnbull Bay Rd. on Friday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m.
Open from sunrise to sunset, the park will feature amenities including picnic tables, refurbished fire hydrants, doggie bag dispensers, and water hoses to refill provided pools and bowls. The 15,500 sq. ft. large dog area and 7,500 sq. ft. small dog area will receive shade from existing trees by day and be lit with LED light poles by night.
|Photo of a refurbished red fire hydrant in the Paws Park at the Sports Complex's large dog area ||Photo of two picnic tables on concrete pads shaded by trees near the front entrance of the Paws Park at the Sports Complex's large dog area |
|Photo of concrete pads that will support water hoses to refill provided pools and bowls along the fence between the Paws Park at the Sports Complex's large and small dog areas ||Photo of the Paws Park at the Sports Complex's front entry gates for large dogs, at left, and small dogs, at right |
Joining the ceremony to offer dogs for adoption and accept donations will be the Southeast Volusia Humane Society. Photos of adoption-ready pups, a donations wish list, and more are available at sevhumanesociety.org
Also on hand will be members of the New Smyrna Beach Board of REALTORS, who contributed $8,000 to the $30,000 project. Much of the chain-link fencing used for the park was removed and repurposed from Turnbull Street Park, located nearby at 1220 Turnbull St.
All dogs must be vaccinated against rabies and have some form of identification indicating the owner’s name and current telephone number at all times. Examples include any commercially available tag imprinted with the appropriate information or a current, valid rabies tag attached to the collar or harness. An implanted microchip identification device registered to the owner with a current name, address, and telephone number also meets this requirement.
Would you like to know more? Please contact Animal Services at (386) 410-2873 and Maintenance Operations at (386) 424-2205.