Waggin’ Trails Dog Park marks one-year anniversary in April

Waggin’ Trails Dog Park — an off-leash park for dogs inside the La Vernia City Park — is celebrating its one-year anniversary this month. Join the “woof gang” in the park for “Yappy Hour” at 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for some socializing and fun!

Can you believe it? Waggin’ Trails Dog Park is marking its one-year anniversary this month. Dogs in La Vernia and the local vicinity have enjoyed being off-leash and unrestrained — allowed to romp with each other and chase balls in the one-acre designated area in the La Vernia City Park.

Waggin’ Trails Dog Park is located behind Disc Golf hole No. 3 in the city park, nestled between the baseball fields and the maintenance shed. It is accessible only by walking from the main parking lot or from the Little League gate. Please make sure you have a baggy for the walk, in order to keep our whole park clean.

If you’re new to Waggin’ Trails, here are a few things to know:
•No food is allowed
•Small children must be closely supervised.

The small entrance area is called the bullpen; you should unleash your dog there, then open the main dog park gate. For the safety of your dog and others, your dog is not allowed to wear a choke chain or prong collar while in the dog park.
Upon entering, grab another poop bag or two, as the “Poo Fairy” is still off duty. Always keep an eye on your dog, but allow him to wander, explore, and sniff all the “pee mail.” Feel free to use any of the toys in the toy box, but please put them back. Balls, Frisbees, and ropes are welcome donations.

The True Grit Obstacle Course is another fun feature at Waggin’ Trails Dog Park. Please remember the equipment is for dogs, not children.

Thanks to a great discount from Texan Pride Lawn & Land Services, Waggin’ Trails is mowed monthly. If you would like to help with the weed whacking, the trash, or just make a donation to the maintenance fees, contact us.

The dog park is open daily from 7 a.m. to dusk, with two “Yappy Hours” at approximately 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., when the gang gathers to play and socialize. Between 4 and 10 dogs are there, and we have room for lots more. We invite you to come out and be a part of the “woof gang” at Waggin’ Trails Dog Park.

For more information, email lvwaggintrails@gmail.com or join the Facebook page, LV Waggin’ Trails Dog Park.

Gretch Brummer helped spearhead formation of the Waggin’ Trails Dog Park.