Photos: Richmond dog park gets new name

Richmond News

It’s official — the No. 3 and Dyke Roads dog park is now called “No. 3 Road Bark Park.”

Instead of drum rolls, enthusiastic howls filled the air as dozens of Richmondites, two-legged and four-legged, gathered on Saturday morning to celebrate the popular dog park’s reopening and renaming.

The new name is a nod to Bark Park Richmond, a Facebook group created by park regular Judy Hutson to share information and photos about the park. Members of the group have been referring to the park as Bark Park for over a decade. …

In his opening remarks, Mayor Malcolm Brodie said Richmond’s extensive network of off-leash areas provides “stimulating opportunities” for around 7,700 licensed dogs in the city to “have a good time to play and to exercise.”

And the city is hoping to make the already-popular Bark Park even better.

“What I want to emphasize to you is this is not a completed project — not yet,” said Brodie. “We’re looking for the input from all of you as to what else you’re looking for.” …

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