Eagle Scout revamps Fort Huachuca's dog park
September 7, 2010
By Amy Sunseri
FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- For the past two months Leon Ross has been working hard to revamp the Williams Field dog park on Fort Huachuca. Ross took on the project because he needed an Eagle Scout project and at the same time says Fort Huachuca needed a dog park.
"No one would bring their dogs because the cockleburs would get in their pads and those can cause damage," explains Ross.
Before Ross decided to take on the project he says the dog park was covered with field grass, cockleburs and tumbleweeds.
"We have our own dogs at home and our back yard isn't very big," Ross says. The 16-year-old and his family live on post; and there isn't much room for their dogs to run around in their back yard. "So I figured I'd update the dog park for our dogs and other dog enthusiasts on post."
Ross, with the help of his family, pulled weeds, tilled the ground and planted grass seed. He added waste receptacles and separated the park for big and small dogs. Ross also added some obstacles.
"We have four jumps varying in size from little poodle to Great Dane," adds Ross.
He also put in weave poles the dogs can navigate through and a tire jump for agility training.
The dog park is open to the Fort Huachuca community. It's located between Winrow Avenue and Squire Avenue, off of H Avenue.