Plans for New Bedford's first dog park have been finalized, and the public has a chance to see and discuss them Tuesday night.

Naomi Carney, chair of the City Council's Dog Park Committee, tells WBSM News the project has been moving quickly since the City received a $244,000 grant from the Stanton Foundation. "The grant did give us the benchmark of the deadline to follow," said Carney. "So that's why it's been moving quickly. So once the grant came in, we had to hold the public meetings, establish the Friends of the Dog Park, and then break ground, I believe that's in July."

The finalized plans include two play areas for small and large dogs, a water station, a swipe card access system and more. The park will be installed on Hathaway Boulevard between Greenwood and Ruggles Streets.

The public meeting on the plan is being held Tuesday night at the Buttonwood Park Community Center at 6pm.

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