OFFICIAL OPENING: Broken Arrow veterinarian Dr. Nick Nail cuts the ribbon for the opening of the Rose West Dog Park as B.A. dignitaries look on.
The City of Broken Arrow cut the ribbon on the Rose West Dog Park, the city’s first dog park, May 4. Dogs and their owners were among the attendees.
The park features two separate, fenced play areas, one for large and one for small dogs; a transition area so dogs’ reactions can be judged before letting them into the play areas; a restroom facility and water fountains for both humans and canines. Shade structures will be added in the future.
The restrooms and water fountains will also be open to cyclists and joggers who frequently use the adjoining Liberty Park Trail.
Funded by the 2014 General Obligation Bond, construction of the park, restrooms and parking lot cost $473,000. The five acres of land for the park were donated by Joan and Monte Dunham in October 2011, with the request that the park be named after Rose West, the former owner of the property who enjoyed the wildflowers that grow there.