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Mobile Dog Park Pops Up In Midtown

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A “pop-up” dog park has sprung up next to the Midtown Farmers Market.

People who live in midtown say the park one of the few things missing – and now, while the weather is nice, they’ll have mobile dog park.

Saturday was the debut day for the park.

“It’s a great chance for him to come and play, and we like the farmers market, too,” said dog owner Amy Jackson.

The dog park is one of the few places in Sacramento that Jackson can let her dog Indy off his leash.

“There’s not a lot of parks that have fences around them that allow dogs, so this is literally the only one now,” Jackson said.

And, after Saturday, the midtown dog park won’t be there – but that’s exactly how the park was designed.

“Something that could be put up very quickly and taken down quickly,” Marq Truscott said.

In partnership with the Midtown Business Association, Truscott helped create the dog park.

“It’s a place to build community because people get their dogs together to socialize,” Truscott said.

The hope is to eventually have several pop-up dog parks around the midtown area.

“I’m a big proponent of making it a permanent thing,” Jackson said.

For Jackson, she hopes the park will help give Indy the exercise he needs.

“He’s a puppy.  He loves to play,” Jackson said.

Looking through the fence, Indy is waiting for more of his friends to arrive. The hope is for the park to be filled with dogs.

“It will take a little word of mouth to get more people out here,” Jackson said.

The dog park will be here every second Saturday until October. Only dogs less than 30 pounds are allowed at the moment. Eventually, the hope is to create a larger space for larger dogs.

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