There will be 2 fenced in areas at Parr Hill park separating large dogs from small dogs. They will be located where 2 ponds have been filled, allowing just as much open space as there was before the tornado. Also, as part of the project, the city will be installing 3 playgrounds, 3 picnic areas, and a splash pad. City leaders say this will be a unique addition to Joplin's park system.
"Having that dog park there and having the splash pad, it's going to be more family oriented, so there's more things for families to do when they go out," states Melodee Colbert-Kean, Joplin Mayor.
Mars Petcare has asked there be some form of recognition for the corporation at Parr Hill Park. Council members have agreed, as long as the sign or plaque is not obtrusive. Construction of the dog park will take place when crews finish removing lead tainted soil from the park.