GAUTIER -- The city of Gautier held its Bark Park dedication Friday morning with the help of third-grade students. About 50 people including community leaders and residents, were in attendance along with a few furry friends.
The park idea was presented by Martin Bluff Elementary third-graders in September when students presented the council with letters asking for the park. They also donated $65 they raised from a lemonade stand to help with construction.
The council moved forward with the idea in conjunction with Ingalls, which helped build the park during their Day of Caring in October 2013.
Some rules for residents to follow when bringing their dog to the park include:
n Owners are responsible for their dogs and any damage or injuries.
n Clean up after your dog.
n There is a limit of three dogs per owner allowed in the park.
n Aggressive dogs, such as pit bull, chow, Sitka, rottweiler and German shepherd are not allowed in the park.
n No food or tobacco allowed in the park.
The Bark Park is located in Shepard State Park on 1034 Graveline Road in Gautier. Park office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.