Dog park

Sota enjoys a romp in the winter dog park at the Teton County Fairgrounds. The park returns Friday and will be open to the public from sunrise to sunset until May 1.

The temporary dog park at the Teton County Fairgrounds is scheduled to open Friday, a county release said.

It will be open to the public from sunrise to sunset through May 1, weather permitting. Users are asked to clean up after their pets.

The dog park is a collaboration between PAWS of Jackson Hole and Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation.

Last spring, PAWS program director Jess Farr told the Jackson Hole Daily it’s difficult to provide exact figures, but she estimated the park is open 120 days a year with 32 dogs using the park per day. That would mean 3,840 dog users last winter season in total, she said.

In a recently approved strategic plan, Parks and Rec ranked permanent off-leash dog parks as one of its top three most urgent priorities.

Contact Allie Gross at 732-7063 or county@jhnewsandguide.com.

Allie Gross covers Teton County government. Originally from the Chicago area, she joined the News&Guide in 2017 after studying politics and Spanish at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

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