Dog parks provide a variety of benefits for both dogs and their owners. The parks give dogs an opportunity to run and play with fellow dogs off-leash, to explore a large, new environment and to socialize with other dogs (and their owners).
Dog parks also give us humans a chance to socialize with other humans and enjoy a break from our daily routine. These are just a few reasons for you to consider becoming a member of Kingsport’s Dogwood Park.
Right now, Kingsport is offering pro-rated memberships (from now to June 31) for Dogwood Park at the following rates:
- City residents: $12 for the first dog and $6 for each additional dog.
- Non-city residents: $15 for the first dog and $10 for each additional dog.
- Keycard replacement: $15 (pick up at the V.O. Dobbins Sr. Complex)
- Dog park tag replacement: $5 (pick up at the V.O. Dobbins Sr. Complex)
To become a member, visit https://bit.ly/3UnZLli. You can also register by clicking on the CivicRec link in the Connect Kingsport app or go to www.kingsporttn.gov and click on “CivicRec,” then search for “dog park” in the search bar.
Kingsport opened Dogwood Park (800 Granby Road) in December 2008. Located beside Hunter Wright Stadium, the three-acre park provides an off leash, fenced recreation area where dogs can run, play and socialize with other dogs.
The park is divided into two sections – 2.5 acres for large dogs and .5 acres for smaller dogs. Dogwood Park is secured by a keyless entry system and features restrooms, water fountains, doggie waste stations, benches and dog agility equipment.
An annual registration/fee is required to ensure all dogs have up to date vaccinations. The registration process provides the owner with a gate access card to enter the park and the registered dog with a “Dogwood Park” ID tag.