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Parks and Recreation Opens New Dog Park and Amenities at Maverick Park

Published on Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Parks and Recreation Opens New Dog Park and Amenities at Maverick Park

CONTACT: Connie Swann
210-207-6122 

 

SAN ANTONIO (April 13, 2021) – San Antonio Parks and Recreation announces the opening of a new dog park and enhancements at Maverick Park (1000 Broadway). The new one-acre dog park includes fenced sections for all dogs to enjoy together and a section for small dogs, drinking fountain with a pet fountain, and mutt mitt dispensers.  Additional park amenities include new picnic tables and seating, landscaping, a Portland Loo restroom, and trash and recycle bins.  

Maverick Park enhancements were funded by the voter-approved 2017 Bond Program and community donations raised with support from the San Antonio Parks Foundation and the Friends of Maverick Dog Park.  “The opening of the new dog area and park amenities is a great addition to Maverick Park. Right now, we are all looking for new ways to safely gather and get out for some of this good weather. I look forward to seeing the community enjoy the new features at the park,” said Roberto Treviño, City Councilman for District 1.    
 
“We’re excited to bring these new amenities and enhancements to our ever-growing downtown neighborhood community. Maverick Park is a short walk for many families who enjoy urban living. Residents and their furry dog companions now have a great place to enjoy the outdoors and connect with nature,” said Homer Garcia III, Director of Parks and Recreation. The Department reminds dog park visitors to follow the Leave No Trace principles by picking up after their pets and disposing of pet waste in the trash.  
 
“We are glad to see this project come to life, the activation of the park makes for an amazing gathering place for the immediate area as well as a destination for dog owners and people throughout the city,” noted Joe Alderete III with Friends of Maverick Dog Park.   Maverick Park dog park is the City’s 16th dog park, and the list is growing.  The Parks and Recreation Department is actively recruiting volunteers for the Dog Park Ambassador program which provides dog park safety and etiquette outreach. For more information about upcoming orientations and the growing network of dog parks, please visit saparksandrec.com

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