A frenzy of furry friends frolicked with fenced frivolity and fanfare as Tri-Cities only dog park opened its second phase on Friday after months of planning and delays. The play area has been remodeled and re-sodded.

The Paws-Abilities Place Dog Park, for large and small dogs is right next to the old dog parks at Badger Mountain Community Park. Only one side will be open at a time to allow turf maintenance work. Which side is open will be rotated approximately every six weeks.

KNDU TV - Paws Abilities Dog Park
KNDU TV - Paws Abilities Dog Park

As many as 40 dogs and their owners can converge on the park with nice weather on the weekends. The five-and-a-half acre project cost $120,000 with $30,000 coming from donations from the Tri-City Dog Park Society.

The park for the woofers is one of 58 parks in the City of Richland and the only one in all of the Tri-Cities where it's lawful to have your pet off its leash.

More details and video here.

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