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Lynchburg's First Dog Park Opens

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Lynchburg, VA - After years of fundraising and hard work, Lynchburg's new dog park finally opened.

Friends of the Lynchburg Dog Park held the official grand opening ceremony Friday morning.

The park is open to dogs from any locality as long as they have a current dog license.

It will have limited hours to start, based on volunteer availability. The non-profit, raised $42,000 to complete the first phase of construction.

"Finally dogs will get to socialize and exercise here and interact with one another of leash, but we want to make it comfortable so that is the next goal and we want to make this one of the best dog parks in Virginia," said Niro Rasanayagam, the treasurer for Friends of the Lynchburg Dog Park.

Right now the park consists of a fence, signs and a fundraising wall.

Supporters are trying to win $100,000 in the PetSafe Bark for Your Park contest to furnish the amenities.

You can help by voting twice a day and on Fridays you get seven extra votes if you answer a clue.

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