MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA)- It's been an exciting day, a day long in the works, for dog lovers around Alabama's capital city. Four-legged friends now have a place to play without the constraints of a leash.
Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange, officials with the Montgomery Humane Society and others gathered for the grand opening of Montgomery's new Bark Park.
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The complexy, officially named the Hannah Daye Ridling Bark Park, is located at Blount Cultural Park.
The Montgomery Humane Society asked for $100,000 in donations to make the park a reality. The community gave more than $200,000 in response.
The facility, where dogs will be free to run and play without a leash, has a fenced space for small dogs that can keep them safe and away from larger dogs.