Dog park grand opening set for this weekend

Rachel Adams

The Blue Mile and the Humane Society of Bulloch County will open the new downtown Statesboro dog park Saturday morning.

The 1.83-acre park, located at 20 East Cherry St., will have two fenced-in sides for both large and small dogs as well as water stations and exercise equipment for the dogs. Different features are still in the works.

“We were fortunate enough that the Blue Mile Foundation that won the America’s Best Community award sponsored the fence,” Allen Muldrew, executive director of the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority, said. “And then we were fortunate enough to partner with the Humane Society, and they’re selling bricks to help raise funds for things like water and signage and things like that.”

Youth Leadership Bulloch is also sponsoring two pavilions at the park, which should be completed by the end of the year.

Visitors can visit the park by walking down the Blind Willie McTell trail or by parking on-site at 20 East Cherry St.

There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the park at 11 a.m. Saturday morning. The event will be hosted by Main Street Statesboro.

Rachel Adams, The George-Anne News Reporter,