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First ever Downtown Cleveland dog park opens

Downtown Cleveland dog park. (Source: WOIO) Downtown Cleveland dog park. (Source: WOIO)
Dogs around downtown are barking with excitement.  The first ever dog park in Downtown Cleveland is now open.

Dogs can roam and play in nearly 4,500 square feet of space.  The Downtown Dog Park is located in Settler's Landing Park, an open area next to the RTA station on east bank of the Cuyahoga River.

The Downtown Cleveland Alliance started raising the $10,000 needed for the park by launching an online crowd-funding campaign in early September.

Cleveland's residential market is booming with more than 98 percent occupancy. Downtown Cleveland houses more than 12,500 people with 1,000 registered dogs.

The dog park is a necessary amenity for downtown's growing neighborhood.

The dog park is equipped with pea gravel, fencing,  a gated entrance and benches for humans.

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