Rockdale County opens its first dog park

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Conyers dog park grand opening

Rockdale County rolled out the red carpet for pooches. Officials celebrated the opening of its first dog park on Saturday, June 1, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. and a red carpet event at the new Richardson Park.
Following the ceremony, dogs and their owners enjoyed a canine etiquette session, raffle drawings, and plenty of doggie treats.
“I am extremely pleased to be opening the first official dog park in Rockdale County that allows our residents to have an open space for their dogs to socialize and exercise,” say Chairman Oz Nesbitt, Sr.  “Adding a dog park to the community is just one more amenity that enhances the quality of life for our residents.” 
The .05 acre dog park features perimeter fencing, double-gate entry, separation between large and small dog areas, a drinking fountain, a dog waste station, and agility equipment.  The park was built at Richardson Park located at 3779 Union Church Road, Stockbridge, Ga 30281.
The dog park will be open from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm from April to October and 9:00 am – 6:00 pm from November to March.  All dogs must be vaccinated. Dogs under 4 months of age and aggressive dogs are not permitted in the park.  The County asks that dog owners follow all the posted rules of the dog park to ensure a fun, safe environment for all.
For the ribbon cutting ceremony, guests are asked to park their vehicles at the Union United Methodist Church, 4600 Highway 138 SW. Stockbridge, GA 30281 (located across the street from the Park).  A shuttle bus will be available to transport guests and their dogs to the Park.
For more information, contact Sharon Newsom, Marketing, Communications and Tourism Manager, at 770-278-7225 or


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