How can you incorporate your favorite furry friend into exercise routines? Wagtown® will discuss options around town and how to incorporate your dog into exercises you already do! This program will conclude with a scenic trail hike. All dogs must be friendly with dogs and people, vaccinated, licensed, and under control of the owner/handler. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
During this interactive session, Wagtown® will teach dog owners best practices to make the most of your dog’s trip to the dog park. Instructions on voice and sight control for off-leash play, basics on law and liability, how to read dog body language, and dog park rules that make sense for everyone. All dogs must be friendly with dogs and people, vaccinated, licensed, and under control of the owner/handler. (ages 16 and up)
On this work day, we will be painting paw prints on the Walnut/Linden Wagtown Dog Trail, installing decorated pet waste collection dispensers, and finishing mulch on the playground.
Watch a quick video and learn more about the trail at www.wagtown.org/dog-trail
Hooray! The first Wagtown Dog Trail is about to become a reality! Join us on Saturday, June 22 from 9AM-12:00PM to install the first trail right here in Dayton, Ohio.
The one-mile loop will guide walkers along a scenic tour of the architecture and charm of Walnut Hills and Linden Heights. At each end of the trail is a beautiful City of Dayton open green space: Highland Park and Cleveland Park. The route will be improved with six new pet waste stations using recycled materials and stocked with used grocery bags. Directional paw prints will guide your way along this tree-lined route.
All of the improvements and have really created energy in the community. Highland Park is getting more regular use now, than it has in decades. All we need now is YOU.
Painting this trail will help the security, safety, sociability, and health of both the Walnut Hills and Linden Heights neighborhoods.
The Montgomery County Neighborhood Pride Trailer has been reserved for this event, so gloves, safety vests, grabbers, hand tools, and more will be available.
After the work is completed, you'll be treated to free pizza compliments of Pizza Factory. YUM
What if your dog gets an injury while walking on the trail? Are the mushrooms growing in your yard safe for dogs? Wagtown® will share recommended basic dog first-aid tips and simple remedies for common dog injuries. We will teach you what plant and fungus species dogs should avoid. Dogs must be friendly with dogs and people, vaccinated, licensed, and under control of the owner/handler. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Let's keep the momentum growing! A dedicated group came out to get the dog park area prepped and to clean up the entire Highland Park.
Now it's time for the next steps...no pun intended. Yep, the Wagtown Dog Trail is being prepped on May 11 at Highland Park. It will connect Highland Park to Cleveland Park with a fun trek along the way. Fun for kids, great for families, and superb for good-deed seekers. We want to see your smiling faces and dog-loving spirit for the next exciting steps.
If you and your four-legged friend have been looking for a place to socialize with other dog-lovers and their fuzzy family members, your wait is over! This project is well on its way. Thanks to dozens of Dayton residents, we are ready to move to the next stage.
This project is being organized and led by Walnut Hills Neighborhood Association and Linden Heights Community Council along with Wagtown and Montgomery County Public Health Creating Healthy Communities. This exciting project will beautify an existing park bordering Walnut Hills and connect residents to Linden Heights and other boroughs.
The City of Dayton has committed to more welcoming infrastructure for dog-loving residents. This fun project will create a more responsible pet owners, healthy and safer residents, more connected neighbors, welcoming places, and encourage a more humane and vibrant community.
HOW YOU CAN HELP: Join us to get the site ready for pup play and family fun. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy walking/hiking shoes, bring refillable water bottle, and your own gloves if you have a favorite pair. Bring a friend!
This event will happen rain or shine (only lighting will cancel it). The Montgomery County Community Pride Resource Trailer will be on hand with tools and supplies. All we need is YOU!
After party sponsored by The Pizza Factory! Project funding support from Woolpert Inc., (donating the 50% match for the City of Dayton Mini Grant Walnut Hills is applying for). YAY!!!