Town of Spring City making a run for the Dog Park Dash

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Rhea County Animal Shelter's Katy Stout, Richard Neal, and Cheyenne Swafford. (submitted)

The Spring City Board of Commissioners has been planning to build a dog park inside the Spring City Nature Park for a few years now and, since then, citizens have donated $1,018.55 towards this project via a designated checking account at Community National Bank in Spring City.

The city now has an opportunity to obtain additional monies through a grant by the Boyd Foundation to make the dog park a reality.  This three year grant program will be awarding 36 communities, across the state each year, with a $25,000 grant and one community will be awarded the grand prize of $100,000.

The Boyd Foundation wants to make Tennessee the most pet-friendly state in America. To do this, the foundation is committed to building or enhancing more than 100 dog parks across the state through the Tennessee Dog Park Dash. Established in 2018, this three-year program will award a $1 million annual donation for parks in communities across the state.

We have heard a lot of feedback from our local dog owners and feel that a dog park will be a great asset for the community as well as continue to help Spring City become a great place for dog owners to live.

If you have ideas and/or would like to get involved in the Spring City Dog Park Project please contact City Hall at (423) 365-6441 or stop by the Spring City Municipal Building at 229 Front Street.

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