Today was a great day in Knoxville, TN! It was the official opening of the PetSafe Downtown Dog Park! Despite the heat, there was an amazing turn out to welcome the 4th dog park to Knoxville. Mayor Haslam; Randy Boyd – CEO and founder of PetSafe; Joe Walsh – City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Director; Tim Adams – Director of Young Williams Animal Center and Teresa Jennings – CAIT and University of TN College of Veterinary Medicine all spoke about the importance of having dog parks as part of our community. Randy Boyd challenged each and every one of us to do our part to keep Knoxville as The Most Pet Friendly Community!
Joe Walsh, City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department:
Tim Adams, Young Williams Animal Center:
Teresa Jennings, CAIT:
Randy Boyd, PetSafe:
Official Ribbon Cutting:
Dogs enjoying the newly opened dog park:
Thanks to everyone who helped to make this dog park possible! Looking forward to the next dog park ground breaking event at Concord Park!
You can view the official press release (with photos by Jennie Huettel), here.
For more photos from the event, go here.
To find out what Knoxville is doing to be the Most Pet Friendly Community and how you can help, click here.