La Vergne received $25,000 grant to build a dog park

A dog park is officially in the works now in La Vergne thanks to a generous grant from the Boyd Foundation.

The City of La Vergne is one of many across the state of Tennessee that was selected to receive a Dog Park Dash grant worth $25,000 to establish a dog park in the city. This year the foundation received nearly 50 applications from across the state. 30 communities were selected, totaling $900,000 in grants from the foundation.

As part of the grant application, city officials selected a 3-acre plot of land on Stones River Road near the Senior Center and will soon begin working on design plans. There is no time frame at this point on when crews would begin work on the dog park.

The Tennessee Dog Park Dash, funded by the Boyd Foundation, was established in 2018 and hopes to make Tennessee most pet-friendly state in the country by awarding $3 million in total grants over three years. In 2018 37 communities were awarded a total of $1 million in grants.

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