The purpose of the park is to provide an area where dogs can learn to socialize with other dogs, kids and adults in a natural and stress-free environment.
The Rockwall Area Dog Park features:
- A completely fenced-in area
- Separate, divided areas for large breed and smaller breed dogs
- Grassy and shaded areas for play
- Water stations
- Waste pick-up receptacles
- Custom landscaped sitting areas
The Rockwall Area Dog Park will be maintained with purely organic fertilizers and pest control methods for the safety of pets and humans. The Park is handicap accessible, with conveniently located restrooms and ample parking. This dog park is the first of its kind east of the Metroplex. However, there are many dog parks currently in operation across Texas and these parks have proven to be well-used and beneficial to a wide variety of communities and their citizens.
The Rockwall Area Dog Park was designed, built, and operated at no cost to citizens of the community. It is supported by sponsors (persons and businesses) that will benefit from the Park and/or from having their name associated with the support of the park to the dog lovers who use the park. The park opened on May 1, 2011. The City has graciously provided the land in Harry Myers Park, next to the Community Center, Children's Play Area and Swimming Pool.