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Swipe-card system plan for Martinsburg dog park well-received

August 21, 2013
  • The Wall Street entrance to the future Berkeley County, W.Va., dog park at Ambrose Park in Martinsburg, W.Va., is ready for pooches large and small.
By Matthew Umstead, Staff Writer

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Steve Catlett, executive director of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks & Recreation board, told board members Tuesday that he has received “nothing but positive” feedback on a proposal to implement a swipe-card system and user fee for the community’s first dog park.

No action was taken by the board on the proposal Tuesday, but Catlett said low-voltage electricity service is being extended to the dog park area to accommodate a swipe-card system, should it be approved. Water service also is being extended for drinking fountains.

In July, Catlett suggested that board members consider charging an annual membership/user fee to encourage the community to take ownership of the dog park, which is being built at Ambrose Park in Martinsburg.

The Wurzburg Dog Park is being built in the park off Mall Drive in Martinsburg thanks to a donation by city residents Travis and Scarlett Hill on behalf of their family.

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The dog park is among several improvements under way at the park. Catlett said a new playground area there is nearly complete and is open for use.

— Matthew Umstead

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