The current park went through several development stages prior to reaching its current state as a dog playground with two fully fenced runs dedicated to off-leash exercise opportunities and proper socialization. One of the two enclosures has been set aside for the exclusive use of small, senior, or shy dogs.
To ensure all dogs remain safe during their time at the park, owners must keep a leash handy in case it is needed. Paws-Abilities Dog Park, the flagship park in the Tri-City Dog Parks' crown, was derived from a vision of providing safe play spaces for dogs in the communities of Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland to enjoy. Though a public dog playground, a yearly membership of $25 is encouraged.
Since the park is still in its development stages, donations are gratefully accepted and applied to ongoing park maintenance and future improvements. Currently, the dog play spaces are complete with benches, shade trees, and access to water. Future plans include on-site poop bag dispensers and public bathrooms.
To assist park officials with maintaining a clean and attractive park space, all dog owners must assume the responsibility for cleaning up after their dogs. Paws-Abilities Dog Park is lovingly dedicated to the memory of Audrey Lee Ulrich, a lady who was essential in founding and constructing this beloved dog park.
During her lifetime, Ms. Ulrich was heavily involved in dog causes including rescue, fostering, and spay and neuter efforts. Ms. Ulrich was also the president of the Tri-City Dog Parks association. Dogs enjoying Paws-Abilities Dog Park must be immunized as well as licensed with their respective city. Looking for a great new park to explore? Why not plan a visit to Paws-Abilities Dog Park?