New dog park opens in Salisbury

SALISBURY, Md. – Salisbury’s furry friends now have a brand new place to play. Community leaders attended a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday for the new Downtown Bark Park. The project was funded in part by community donations, plus funding from SVN Miller Commercial Real Estate and Avery Hall Insurance Group. The dog park is located next to Brew River, on the corner of West Main and Lake Streets.

Acting Julia Mayor Glanz says revitalizing this once forgotten part of downtown isn’t just about giving dogs a place to play. “You walked by this park before and you blew right past it. It  felt much smaller, didn’t really have anything. You walked through it to get somewhere else. It wasn’t a destination on its own. So we’re so excited to have given it new meaning, and a new life,” said Acting Mayor Glanz.

Acting Mayor Glanz says the park will help complete the larger vision of the Urban Greenway and the city’s master plan. “It’s a big plan that we’re chipping away at slowly, along with our Downtown mater plan and Envision Salisbury plan. We’ve been checking off lots of boxes. We were trying tom make the city a more traversable, more walkable, more bikeable community. This is one of the pieces,” said Acting Mayor Glanz.

Acting Mayor Glanz says that in addition to the new dog park, other improvements are coming to the area. She says the city will being painting bike lanes on Fitzwater Street in the coming weeks.

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