SMITHFIELD, RI (WLNE) – Smithfield opened a new dog park on October 16.
ABC 6 spoke with a dog owner who said more than 60 dogs attended the grand opening on Sunday.
The dog park is open all year round from sunrise to sunset.
Starting January 1, the park will require a membership, which will cost $25 per household for an annual membership.
The dog park posted in its Facebook group: “Registration is required to access the park in order to maintain pride and ownership, care and maintenance of the park, and record proof of vaccinations and spay/neuter status. sterilization”.
Smithfield City Manager Randy Rossi shared with ABC 6 News that there have been concerns over the price of membership, and they will review the cost with the council.
Suzy Alba, president of the city council and liaison with the dog park committee, told ABC 6: “We finally opened our brand new dog park for the thousands of residents and members of the neighboring community who requested a safe place for their puppies to run free and socialize. !”
“These types of community projects are the best products of public service and community advocacy. It may have taken many years and many roadblocks along the way, but this park will be enjoyed for decades thanks to so many hard-working people and Bryant University for leasing this beautiful land to us” , added Alba.
The dog park is located at 353 Farnum Pike in Smithfield.
For more information, visit their Facebook page.