Dogs and their owners will have another place to play in Omaha come this fall. The Parks and Recreation Department On Wednesday unveiled plans to turn part of Dewey Park into an urban dog park.
There will be specific areas for small, medium and large dogs. "There's houses and obstacles to test a dogs agility, there's water play and areas where you can sit and lounge, relax," says Jennifer Cross, a park planner for the City of Omaha.
She says there will even be places to celebrate your dog's birthday. "Sort of like the Disneyland of dog parks," Cross says.
There will also be watering stations, waste receptacles and baggies that can be composted. Each activity area will have seats for dog owners and visitors.
The Dewey Park location will join Omaha’s other dog parks in Hanscom and Hefflinger Parks and City officials say they will be adding more urban dog areas in the future.
Construction will begin next week and should be completed in the fall. It will be located adjacent to the handball courts just south of Harney on Turner Boulevard.