JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - It’s safe to say Jackson County and the Hurley community have gone to the dogs. The ribbon was cut Friday morning on a new $22,000 dog park at Lum Cumbest Park off Highway 613.
The new park, which is completely fenced in, offers amenities for both humans and our four-legged friends. Included are watering stations for pets, picnic tables, an obstacle course, and even grills and plenty of shade. One area is for large dogs over 25 pounds; the other area is for smaller dogs.
People who came out with their dogs for the opening raved about the new park, saying it’s a great place for them and their furry friends to get some exercise. Meanwhile, county officials say quality of life is an important aspect of living in any community, and the new dog park improves that quality of life.
The idea to build the dog park came from a resident who brought it up to the Jackson County Board of Supervisors.