The City of Sevierville Department of Parks and Recreation recently held their first meeting to formally begin the planning and development process for a new dog park. A group of employees and a citizen, called Team Dog Park*, has been formed to assist the City and landscape architect in all phases of planning and development, including design, policies and budget.
Officially named "Sevierville's Unleashed PetSafe Dog Park," the park will be located adjacent to City Park on Park Road. The dog park was made possible in large part through a $100,000.00 (one-hundred thousand) donation from the PetSafe Corporation, via the Legacy Park Foundation.
*Team Dog Park members (City department): Bob Parker, chairman; Joe Mattern (Parks and Recreation); Jim Ellison (Public Works); Judi Forkner (Planning and Development); Joy Coats (Fire); Shelly Franklin (Finance); Eddie Helton (Police); and citizen Stacy Helton.