Bayshore Park will include a dog park along the Corpus Christi bayfront. (KRIS)
CORPUS CHRISTI -
Corpus Christi is finally getting a public dog park. It'll be at the new Bayshore Park along the bayfront.
The good news is the dog park isn't costing taxpayers a dime to build. A confidential party has donated $50,000 to build the park. Dog lovers say it's about time Corpus Christi got a dog park.
"We needed one a long time ago. Just so many people have dogs and they walk them down downtown by Ocean Drive a lot. And I think it will be really good having one so nearby," said Auddie McDonald.
McDonald walks her dog along the Bayfront almost everyday. Auddie's dog, Koda Lee, needs a lot of exercise.
"He needs something that he can waste all his energy, not just walking around, but with other dogs," said McDonald.
So the fact that the Corpus Christi is finally getting a dog park has her and her dog very excited.
"He loves dog parks. He loves interacting with all his little friends and pals. So it's exciting," said McDonald.
The park will be about an acre at the south end of Bayshore Park near Furman Avenue. There will be two areas, one for large dogs another for small dogs. The park will be maintained by the city. Dog lovers can't wait for the park to open.
"I think it'd be really great to have an area just for them," said dog owner Susan Ziemba.
"A dog's man's best friend. And we should welcome them into the world and be able to have a nice, safe place to take them," said dog owner Donna Towns.
Construction on the park is expected to begin in the Fall. There is a second dog park in the works right now for Bill Witt Park off Yorktown Boulevard.