Pet parents and dog-lovers in Hyderabad are all set to heave a sigh of relief as the city is about to get India’s first-ever dog park in Kondapur.
Spread over 1.3 acres of land and developed by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), the park boasts of facilities like a walking track, off-leash areas, a clinic, and even separate areas for big dogs and small dogs.
This park for our furry friends has been converted from an earlier dump yard at a cost of Rs. 1.1 crore.
The park also also has dog training and exercise equipment, a splash pool, two lawns, an amphitheatre and a loo to provide the complete package, a senior GHMC official said.
“This is the country’s first exclusive and first certified Dog Park. There will also be a Vet on site apart from dog trainer, protocols for cleaning as per standards and free vaccination will be administered (to the pets)”, GHMC Zonal Commissioner D Harichandana told PTI.
“We called up the landscape designers, pet consultants and put in place proper equipment. We developed this park over the past one year,” she said.
According to a survey, there are about 2.5 lakh pet owners in the West Zone and the Central Zone limits of the city, and all of them just wanted open spaces with fresh air and freedom for their fur babies.
Depending on the success of this park, the GHMC has plans to put up one more park in the eastern part of the city, Harichandana said adding “as of now it is an exclusive dog park and we might have a cat corner.”
The park will be inaugurated within next ten days.
About time the rest of the country followed Hyderabad’s example and showered the dogs will love and facilities.