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NEWTON FALLS — With a household that has at all times given again to the group, resident Nicole Cutlip-Cozart wished to proceed that custom and has began a canine park within the village’s downtown.

The Neiss Recreation Park for Canines will open this week by the falls. The park shall be obtainable to be used on a membership foundation.

Cozart, of Newton Township, mentioned the half-acre property has been utilized by her household for the reason that Thirties and was the location of the previous B&O Railroad tracks and numerous companies over time.

“I had considered a canine park and we weren’t doing something with this creep. It was obtainable, so I felt this might be an important place for a canine park. The concept was to have a protected canine park. We require canine to be vaccinated and proof they’ve been spayed or neutered,” Cozart mentioned.

The park shall be obtainable for members with a swipe entry key beginning in 2023 and permit for bringing as much as three canine per particular person. There are 4 benches and canine stations within the canine park with plans for water facilities, canine waste disposal stations, a message board, and a smaller canine space subsequent yr. There are two gated double entrance areas to forestall canine from getting out of the park.

Cozart mentioned she primarily based the native park off a canine park in Glass Metropolis, Toledo, which has been round for 5 to 6 years.

She mentioned to arrange for the park, just a few bushes and shrubbery have been eliminated and fencing was added to surround the realm. A parking space was additionally created.

The park sits close to the falls, throughout from the water tower.

Cozart mentioned plans have been to have a fenced in, off-leash canine park the place canines and residents can train in a protected atmosphere.

“We view this park as a group venture to fulfill the wants of each canine homeowners and non-dog homeowners,” she mentioned.

Cozart mentioned her aunt, Madeline Neiss, who was a philanthropist, was amongst these concerned in getting the falls and park established locally. She mentioned the Neiss household have been animal lovers and have been members of the group for greater than 100 years.

“They at all times donated to the town and helped in no matter approach they might. As native enterprise homeowners, the Neiss households knew that investing in Newton Falls would solely assist the development of the group and in return profit the companies that also holds true right this moment,” Cozart mentioned.

The Neiss Residence Oil Co. properties have wildlife similar to deer, squirrels and geese.

Cozart labored with village officers to ensure the zoning codes had pointers on canine parks. The method took 14 months.

“I’ve obtained assist from the town officers and zoning. There are various group members who’ve wished to have a canine park,” she mentioned.

Cozart mentioned there are just a few public canine parks, together with in Bazetta and one being proposed in Braceville by a neighborhood Lady Scout.

Steve Cozart introduced Ripley, a 1-year-old German Shepherd, to the park.

“Canines want train and the socialization with different canine. Canines like that interplay with canine and other people. There will not be that many non-public canine parks. This can be a place individuals with canine can eat and be in a protected atmosphere,” he mentioned.

Nicole mentioned the park is in strolling distance from downtown. It will likely be open yr spherical and have guidelines posted.

She mentioned the park may be used for group occasions in partnership with the village similar to pet adoption days, an train location for police canine models, veterinary clinics and a coaching website for canine trainers.

Mayor Ken Kline mentioned he’s excited to see the canine park locally.

He mentioned many individuals, together with himself, have canine as pets and to have a neighborhood place to take them for working and to be with different canine as a plus for the group.

“I’m glad that it’s opening in Newton Falls,” Kline mentioned.

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