Poll: Have you been to the new dog park?

Three weeks ago, Fayetteville’s newest dog park was officially unveiled to the public.

The grand opening celebration included dogs, dog owners, city staff who talked about dogs, a mayor who said he liked dogs, and cameras taking pictures of dogs.

There were even hot dogs. Free ones, that is. Plus, the first 500 who showed up received a bandana and collar for their dog. Score.


Iams Dog Park, which is located at 1595 N. Dartmouth Avenue, is somewhat hidden behind the trees of Bryce Davis Park. You can’t see it from the road, but if you follow the trail at the back of the park, you can’t miss it.

The 3-acre area is divided into two sections – one for large dogs and one for small dogs – and was made possible by a $30,000 donation from Procter & Gamble. A pavilion sits between the two sections and was donated by Ozark Natural Foods.

So tell us, have you checked it out yet? If so, what did you think? If not, what are you waiting for?

Iams Dog Park Regulations

  • Park hours: daylight to 11:00 p.m.
  • Dogs must be on a leash upon entering and exiting the dog park
  • Dogs must be supervised by an owner and have current vaccinations and a City license
  • Limited to two dogs per person
  • Children 8 years and under are not allowed in the off-leash dog area; children ages 9-13 years must be accompanied by an adult

  • Dog owners must be in the park and within view of their dogs at all times
  • Food is not allowed inside the dog park with exception of training treats
  • Aggressive dogs are not allowed
  • Users of the facility do so at their own risk
  • Dogs in heat or under the age of 4 months are not allowed
  • Spiked collars are not allowed in the dog park
  • Pet waste must be disposed of in trash receptacles

Parks and Recreation Director Connie Edmonston speaks at the opening celebration on October 14, 2010.

Last week’s poll

Last week’s poll question was “Have you used the new Frisco-Scull Creek trail connection?

The results as of November 4, 2010:

31% Not yet.
8%I don’t use the trails.