FETCH Park (Friendly City Exercise and Training for Canines and their Humans) is a 2.5+acre off-leash dog park at 20257 Daugherty Rd. in Long Beach, MS with the following amenities:
Completely fenced with 6' vinyl coated chain link
separate areas for large (>30 lb) and small (< 30 lb) dogs
ADA compliant pet and people drinking fountains in each area
ADA compliant gates, walkways and water fountains
double-gated entryways and separate double-gated exits
concrete entryway and walkways to each area
benches, waste stations and trash receptacles in each area
tunnels, hills, and fire hydrant in each area
dog rinse station
The Gulf Coast Community Foundation awarded Long Beach Community Development Association the Jack A. and Gertrude W. Wilson Animal Welfare Fund to help build a dog park. The FETCH Park will be located next to the Long Beach Senior Activity Center.(Jan 26, 2018)
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The FETCH Park ribbon-cutting was on October 14th, 2019 followed by a crowd of people and dogs happily using the park as it was open to the public. Over 2 1/2 years and 2500 volunteer hours were committed to making it happen.
FETCH Park is one of the many great city parks in Long Beach. This park was established and funded through the Long Beach Community Development Association (a 501(c)(3) non-profit) and volunteers with the Long Beach Dog Park Association. Building the park was done with grants, fundraising , and donations. 3.5 acres of unused City property was turned into the off-leash dog park over a two year period and over 2500 hours of volunteer work. The park opened on October 14, 2018 to a ready and waiting crowd of people and dogs!
The Long Beach Dog Park Association is a group of enthusiastic dog-lovers dedicated to establishing and maintaining an off-leash dog park in Long Beach, MS so dogs and their people have a safe place to socialize and play.
F.E.T.C.H Park (part of Long Beach Main Street Association DBA Long Beach Community Development Association) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
What Is a Dog Park and How Does It Benefit the Community?
From the American Kennel Club...
With cities becoming more and more crowded and leash laws becoming more restrictive, many concerned dog owners are looking to the creation of dog parks as a solution to their need for a place to spend quality time with their pets. But just what is a “dog park,” and what benefits can one bring to your city or town?
A dog park is a public park, typically fenced, where people and their dogs can play together. Similarly, a dog run is a smaller fenced area, created for the same use, that is often located within an existing park. As the names imply, these places offer dogs off-leash play areas where their owners can enjoy a park-like setting and the chance to socialize with other canines and their owners. Dog parks, which are sometimes managed by park users in conjunction with city or town officials, are being established all over the country and offer a wealth of benefits to dogs, dog owners and the community as a whole.