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Dog park to open in Newport

NEWPORT, AR (KAIT) - One of Newport's latest downtown projects has dogs barking with excitement.

Jon Chadwell, the executive director of the Newport Economic Development Commission, said many people in the city and Jackson County expressed interest in a dog park so the city listened. 

The empty, fenced-in lot across from First United Methodist Church will become local dogs' new favorite spot. 

Chadwell said United Methodist owns the land and plans on donating it. 

The city of Newport will then maintain it.

The church board will finalize these plans with a vote. 

Chadwell said city leaders cannot wait to get their paws on this land. 

"We'll have benches for the two-legged creatures to sit while they watch their four-legged creatures," he said. "Then hopefully, eventually we'll add some water to the park. It will mainly be a wide open space. There will also be materials for people to pick up the leftovers."

Chadwell said the city's first dog park is part of Newport's downtown revitalization. 

He hopes to open it by the middle of summer. 

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