The property, about three acres, was purchased by Enoch City in 2016 after the subdivision that was on it went bankrupt and the bank that took it over went bankrupt, Enoch City Manager Robert Dotson said.
“We were looking to put an animal shelter up there,” Dotson said. “Then (Friends of Festival Country K-9s) wanted to do a dog park and have been doing fundraisers. They have been trying for years and looking for property.”
He said they went to the Enoch City Council, who said yes and funds continue to come together to support it.He said a fence and trees will line the property and a well is also there to provide irrigation.
Friends of Festival Country K-9s is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the human-animal bond of pets and pet owners in Iron County, according to theenochdogpark.com.
Petsense, located at 582 S. Main St. in Cedar City, has a display rack for the group to sell items to raise funds to help build the dog park. The rack includes t-shirts, leashes, re-usable shopping bags and books. The group will also be hosting a fundraiser on April 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Cedar City.
The event, “Eat Drink and Be Giving,” will include live music, exotic appetizers, non-alcoholic drinks and silent auction with local artists and businesses.