Tampa is one of the most dog-friendly cities in America. The City is set to unveil its newest addition: the Henry and Ola Park dog park (502 W Henry Ave), spanning an impressive 10,600 square feet, marking the 17th such facility in the City’s roster.
With a project cost of $150,000, construction kicked off late last year, resulting in a fenced area complete with irrigation, a lush turf entry, and seating amenities including benches and a picnic table. Not forgetting our furry friends, the park features an ADA-accessible dog fountain, waste station, and trash cans for convenience.
Adding a touch of greenery, the Parks and Recreation division, alongside the Green Team, planted three red maple trees and 42 pink muhly grasses, promising a picturesque landscape.
Ted Fowler, Parks and Recreation Manager, expressed excitement, affirming the park’s role in fostering pet-friendly recreation and socialization. Having acquired the property in 1992, the City responded to community feedback, conducting surveys in 2022 to shape this delightful addition to Tampa’s outdoor scene.
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