The City of Sevierville Department of Parks and Recreation recently held their first meeting to formally begin the planning and development process for a new dog park. A group of employees and a citizen, called Team Dog Park, has been formed to assist the city and landscape architect in all phases of planning and development, including design, policies and budget.
Team Dog Park members include Bob Parker, chairman; Joe Mattern (Parks and Recreation); Jim Ellison (Public Works); Judie Forkner (Planning and Development); Joy Coats (Fire); Shelly Franklin (Finance); Eddie Helton (Police); and citizen Stacy Helton.
Officially named “Sevierville’s Unleashed PetSafe Dog Park,” the park will be located adjacent to City Park on Park Road. The project was made possible in large part through a $100,000 donation from PetSafe Corporation, via the Legacy Park Foundation.
Planners are hopeful the new dog park will open in May 2017. For additional information, please contact Director of Parks and Recreation Bob Parker at 865-868-1896.