Upcoming dog park plans coming together

Thursday, July 25, 2019
Craig McDaniel (last from the right) standing with Alex Klover from Lowe's (third from the left), along with members from the Marshall City Council and residents of the community on Wednesday afternoon, July 24, near the old Marshall Rehabilitation Center.
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On Wednesday afternoon, July 24, Craig McDaniel and members from the Marshall City Council and community met with Alex Klover from Lowe's to discuss the creation of an upcoming dog park.

Klover will be providing the remainder of the fencing, fencing poles, along with joiners, top rails, concrete, and gates.

“We're always glad to help with this kind of stuff,” Klover said.

After being with the company for three years, this is the third project Klover has worked on. Previously, Klover stated Lowe's worked with a boys and girls club last year. Klover noted that they did flooring, cabinets and a lot of remodeling with them. This time they will be working with the Marshall community to help get the dog park project started.

Klover, who is also a dog owner, believes it will be very beneficial for this area to have a dog park.

“I have a little Sheltie named Lady,” Klover said. “I do every once and awhile, usually take her to the dog park we've got down there every couple weeks. But it's nice to have a place to get them out and socialize, and we'd like to provide that for this community, as well.”

Slowly, everything is falling into place and Klover noted that when they bring out the man who will be taking the measurements, then they can start following their blueprint and set their ideas into motion. McDaniel could not be anymore thrilled and is really thankful the council approved the dog park. McDaniel believes it will make not only dogs very happy, but dog owners, as well.

“Dog parks can act as a gathering spot for pet parents,” McDaniel said. “They bring their pets to the park to get exercise and socialize with other pets. Dog parks also promote safety, because the pet owners are not walking on busy streets. Public dog parks allow dogs to get ample off-leash exercise and social activity with other dogs.”

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