Glasgow cuts the ribbon on the city's first dog park

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GLASGOW, Ky. (WBKO) -- Wednesday is "National Puppy Day" and to celebrate Glasgow cut the ribbon, on it's first-ever dog park.

Puppies of all shapes and sizes, were at Weldon Park in Glasgow Wednesday for the ribbon cutting ceremony for the dog park "Wags at Weldon".

"Makes great use of some space that basically was not in use, it wasn't abandoned, but it just wasn't used, this area of the ballpark. So we get to put this to really good use to benefit our citizens," Glasgow Mayor Dick Doty said.

Krissie Coe Fields, President of Friends of Glasgow dog park, says that it will be up to the dog owners to pick up after their pets.

"The city tax dollars are not going toward the maintenance of this park, other than their typical mowing that they do," Fields said.

And if you live in Glasgow, you aren't paying extra money for the area because the dog park was funded by animal loving donors.

"So it has brought so many individuals and groups together here in the community, in order to make this a community project," Fields added.

One attendee says it's going to be a wonderful place for dog owners who live in the city, who maybe don't have a fenced in yard.

"Dogs that are well exercised are usually happier and friendlier. I think it's going to be a great place for people to come together, lots of animal lovers to meet and have a place to hang out together," Glasgow City Council Member, Kara Lee Oldenkamp said.

Everyone says the same thing, they're happy that Glasgow has a place they can let their dogs off the leash.

"My hometown benefits from a dog park because it'll make more people want to come to Glasgow and try it out," dog owner, Mason Lowery said.

Dog owners are provided with small bags to pick up after your dog.

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