Ten new dog parks to be built across Knoxville area thanks to $50,000 grants

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KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. — Here’s some news that’s sure to get dogs and their owners’ tails wagging: 10 Knoxville-area neighborhoods just won a nice chunk of change to build new dog parks!

The Boyd Foundation held a contest asking neighborhoods in the area to nominate their communities for ten $50,000 grants to build new dog parks. More than 300 people nominated their neighborhoods, but 10 came out on top to win the grants: Corryton/Gibbs, Fountain City, Fourth and Gill, Halls, Holston Hills, Karns, New Harvest Park, Oakwood/Lincoln, Powell, and South Knoxville.

Boyd said the Holston Hills neighborhood, in particular, was very enthusiastic and showed the most support for building a new dog park.

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