Rockledge, Florida (PRWEB) January 31, 2013
The City of Rockledge, Florida has a growing dog population and The Rockledge Recreation, Open-Space, and Conservation (ROC) Foundation has a solution that will give dogs the freedom to roam and their owners a chance to meet.
The Rockledge Dog Park is a proposed off-leash dog park located within Dr. Robert A. Anderson Park designed for small dogs, big dogs, and even their owners. With virtually one dog for every four people in Rockledge, a park with amenities for people and their pups makes sense for this sunny, Florida town. With no city capital improvement funds available for their new dog park proposal, the Rockledge ROC Foundation has turned to Neighbor.ly in order to seek needed funding.
The 60 day campaign puts emphasis on social interaction and health. The park concept, to be constructed on readily available park property, was both approved and recommended by the Rockledge City Council and the Rockledge Citizens Recreation Advisory Board. The estimated cost will be under $18,000.00, and once funded, construction is projected to be completed in calendar year 2014. Continued operation and maintenance of the dog park will be funded by the Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department.
“A dog park in Rockledge is long overdue," explained Larry Schultz - Former Mayor of Rockledge, FL. "We need a place where dogs and their owners can socialize and exercise. The dog park will create a new sense of community for all dog owners. The dog park will promote the health of the city's dogs through exercise, reduce weight due to inactivity and reduce confrontation thru interaction with other dogs. I believe that the dog park is a win for the animal, the dog owner and the city.”
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