Johnson Lane Dog Park opens Aug. 3 |

Johnson Lane Dog Park opens Aug. 3

Staff Reports

Zoya the pocket bully can hardly wait for Douglas County to throw out the first bone Aug. 3 opening the new Johnson Lane Dog Park.

The Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department announced Tuesday that work on the new dog park has been completed.

Zoya’s owner Rachel Evanson said the mini-pitbull has been straining on her leash as they drive by the park.

The dog park boasts an acre of lawn, young, newly-planted shade trees, and water stations for thirsty dogs. Dog waste collection stations are also provided for dog owners to help keep the park clean after their dogs have had a call to nature.

“The Douglas County Parks Department is thrilled to open and welcome the community to the first official dog park in the Douglas County Parks system,” said Parks Superintendent Ryan Stanton. “The Douglas County Parks Department will also be operating and maintaining the Johnson Lane Dog Park to ensure all dogs and their owners will have an enjoyable experience at the park.”

For information on the dog park or any of the county parks, contact the Parks Office at 775-782-9835.