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New Albany's first dog park to open soon

The dog park is located at Cannon Acres Park and is set to open October 1. (Source: WAVE 3 News Archives) The dog park is located at Cannon Acres Park and is set to open October 1. (Source: WAVE 3 News Archives)
Some say the area is a historic Native American burial ground. (Source: WAVE 3 News Archives) Some say the area is a historic Native American burial ground. (Source: WAVE 3 News Archives)

NEW ALBANY, IN (WAVE) - In less than a month, the city of New Albany will open its first dog park.

Located along Highway 111 at 1935 Budd Road at Cannon Acres Park, the park is set to open October 1 and includes multiple acres for dogs to play off leash.

You'll find swings, gazebos, benches, water fountains, wooded areas and a separate handler training area. There are two separate play areas for smaller and larger dogs.

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Memberships are now available for purchase. You can pick one up through the New Albany Parks Department, NAFC Animal Shelter and select Feeder's Supply locations. To obtain a membership, you must have a current copy of your dog's rabies vaccination certification and a New Albany dog license. The annual cost is $15 for your first dog, $10 for your second and $5 for each dog after that. Funds will cover park maintenance and improvement.

Earlier this year, an online petition circulated after complaints that the park will disturb ancient Native American historic sites.

After some testing, the city said the Indiana Department of Natural resources advised that there were some areas of the land that should be avoided, but the section in question for the dog park was given the go-ahead. The city says the location of the dog park does not disrupt any historic sites.

For more information on the dog park, click here.

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