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  • Dog park will close for upgrades Oct. 12

    Oct 05, 2015 | Read More News
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    The large-dog park at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park will close Oct. 12 for four to six weeks for renovations that will bring more shade trees, a dog water fountain, ergonomic benches, dog play equipment and leash stands to the park, located at 3482 E. River Road.

    Dog on leashPima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation (NRPR) worked for more than a year with the Austin Fitzgerald Fund, which raised $30,000 for improvements to the park.  Austin Fitzgerald was a Tucson teen who died Dec. 3, 2013, at age19 after a 17-day battle with acute lung failure. 

    Austin was enamored with Huskies ever since he and his family adopted Aoki from Pima Animal Care Center, and later bought a second Husky. Austin’s goal was to rescue Huskies from PACC and place them with loving families.

    Fitzgerald’s family met several times with the dog park users to come up with improvements for the park. A public meeting was held Aug. 31 to discuss and finalize improvements.

    NRPR officials are suggesting dog owners use one of these Pima County dog parks until the newly renovated park reopens.