Paducah Dog Park wins $10,000 grant for improvements

PADUCAH, KY — The Paducah Dog Park is getting a $10,000 grant to help improve the place where your pets play, the city announced Thursday.

The city of Paducah says the grant from PetSafe, a company that makes pet training products, will be used to create irrigation and improve drainage at the Paducah Dog Park, which is in Stuart Nelson Park. The grant doesn’t require an funding match from the city.

Paducah is one of 25 cities chosen to get grants for pet parks. The winners were selected from among 215 applications.

The Bark For Your Park Grant is awarded to help cities create new dog parks or maintain or upgrade existing dog parks.

The Paducah Dog Park is on a 7-acre tract at Stuart Nelson Park. The city notes that the park already has water, fences, shelters, parking areas, and waste receptacles for pet waste. The park has two sections —one for dogs under 30 pounds and the other for dogs over 30 pounds.

For more information about the Paducah Dog Park, click here. For more information about the Bark for Your Park grant, click here.