Meadowlake Dog Park is set to open today.  The park, for both small and large dogs, is free to the public.   It is the second dog park in Enid, with another located at Crosslin Park.

The same rules for the Crosslin Dog Park will apply at Meadowlake Dog Park — owners are responsible for the actions of their dogs, dogs must be licensed with tags visible and no more than two dogs per person are allowed, city of Enid spokesman Steve Kime has said. It cost just under $65,000 to construct the park, he said.

The benches, signs, pet waste bags and containers are all installed at the Meadowlake Dog Park, Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Boehm told Enid Park Board on Tuesday.  “We are ordering sod for that. As soon as the concrete is sealed, we can open that park,” he said. “We talked about doing a grand opening later. “We have some detail stuff that we need to do, but, for the most part we can open it up and it can be used.”

Construction of the dog park was started last year. Several upgrades were made late last year to the dog parks, as well as other parks in the city during the off-season. Some trees were planted to replace some that died off in the Crosslin Dog Park. The city also sandblasted 12 fire hydrants and will place six to nine hydrants in the Crosslin Dog Park and in the new Meadowlake Dog Park. Three hydrants will be kept in stock for when some of the installed ones become corroded.

Story by:  Enid News & Eagle