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Volunteers developing new dog park on Mississippi Gulf Coast

June 22, 2019

PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) — A church on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is letting some of its land be used for a dog park.

Papers were signed Wednesday for the city of Pass Christian to lease 1 acre (0.4 hectare) from Trinity Episcopal Church. The project is the result of a two-year search by a volunteer committee for the best site for dogs to stretch their legs and socialize.

Committee chairman Mary Bourdin tells WLOX-TV that organizers will raise money and apply for grants to build fencing and make other improvements. Once the park is finished, the city will take it over.

Bourdin says organizers are happy because live oaks will remain standing to provide shade.

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