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Humane Society of Moffat County celebrates new dog park in Craig

Craig Press Staff
Humane Society of Moffat County's board of directors and Craig city staff commemorate the new dog park at Jeffcoat Drive. From left, Tina Williams, Don Williams, Charlie Boeck, Steve Hilley, Rebecca Hilley, Mayor Jarrod Ogden, Mary Blakeman, Chris Welch and Ann Anderson. Not pictured: Kelly Hepworth and Ed Anderson.
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A Saturday soft opening saw the beginning of a new canine hot spot in Craig.

Humane Society of Moffat County and Craig city officials commemorated the new space for dog owners along Jeffcoat Drive east of Craig Cemetery

“The dog park has been a vision of the Humane Society of Moffat County and the City of Craig for about five years now,” said Steve Hilley with the Humane Society. “The City of Craig was instrumental in making this happen with the donation of the open space east of the cemetery.”

Hilley said the dog park was fenced in “strictly by donations and fundraisers” by the Humane Society.

“No tax dollars were used to create this dog park,” he said.

Humane Society of Moffat County Board Member Rebecca Hilley holds up dog Madison alongside Arianna Anderson at the opening of Craig’s new dog park.
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Dog park hours are posted as “dawn until dusk” for all resident to enjoy the open space to exercise their dogs.

“All users of the park should take great pride and ownership in taking care of the park and keeping it clean from trash and waste,” Hilley said, adding that all dogs should be vaccinated and licensed per city codes, available at https://library.municode.com/co/craig/codes/municipal_code?nodeId=TIT6AN_CH6.08DOLITA.

Hilley said future plans for the dog park include adding stairs, a gravel path for easy accessibility, more benches, a canine agility course, and water features for both dogs and owners.

Dog park rules are displayed.
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Humane Society of Moffat County is seeking additional donations for these projects. Funds are tax-deductible and can be sent to the following address:

H.S.M.C.
PO Box 1587
Craig, Colorado 81626

“This Dog Park is a community park that should be enjoyed by all visitors of Craig and the community,” Hilley said. “Thank you for helping us keep it safe and clean.”