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Expansion planned for Myrtle Beach dog park

The Seagate Village dog park, named Barc Parc South, is slated for a one-acre expansion with additional amenities including fencing, benches, a water fountain, tables, trash cans, and ADA-approved rubber surfacing for sidewalks and landing pads.
The Seagate Village dog park, named Barc Parc South, is slated for a one-acre expansion with additional amenities including fencing, benches, a water fountain, tables, trash cans, and ADA-approved rubber surfacing for sidewalks and landing pads. jlee@thesunnews

A new addition for small dogs will be coming to Barc Parc South, the city’s original dog park off of Mallard Lake Drive in Seagate Village near The Market Common.

An expansion project aims to add another fenced-in area for small dogs to the 14-acre dog park. The one-acre addition will feature a water fountain, benches, tables, trash receptacles and sidewalks and landing pads constructed with an ADA-approved rubber surface.

The project is estimated to cost $40,000 and work is anticipated to begin this fall.

The city received a $9,000 grant from the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism and has set aside a 20 percent local match of $2,250, required under the state grant for the park’s expansion.

“The project is part of our capital improvement project fund, however, final approval of funding for the dog park project is on hold,” said Richard Kirby, superintendent of the Myrtle Beach Parks Division. “We anticipate that funding to be released in the fall.”

Work on the project will begin once the funds have been released, he added. The expansion is expected to take about two months to complete.

The dog park currently features a lake dogs of all size can enjoy and a separate fenced-in area for large dogs. The new section will expand the park from the parking lot to the fenced area for the lake.

See video of dogs at Lap It Up in Durham, NC during a birthday party Saturday, January 9, 2016 celebrating a litter of puppies that were adopted by local families a year ago.

Emily Weaver: 843-444-1722, @TSNEmily

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