Is Fido clamoring for a trip to the mall?

September 27, 2013
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Lifestyle malls aren’t just for people anymore.

Officials at Clay Terrace in Carmel are working on plans to open a dog park on a vacant patch of land along U.S. 31, south of St. Vincent Sports Performance.

Details weren’t immediately available, but an application for new signage filed with the city this month includes a overview of the project.

The fenced-in canine playground would feature a tubular “doggie crawl” and an A-frame “king of the hill” climbing obstacle, along with benches for human chaperones.

Mall owner Simon Property Group offers a dog park in at least one of its other lifestyle malls: St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville, Fla.

The Carmel community has been clamoring for just such a development. Earlier this year, the Carmel-Clay Parks board approved plans for the city’s first dog park, on two acres of land at 116th Street and Range Line Road. Construction is expected to begin next year.

What’s your take on Clay Terrace’s plans? Is Fido longing to spend an afternoon at the mall?

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  • Dog Park + Coffee
    I am sure it will be a barking success. Add a little Cafe selling cappuccinos and puppuccinos, some breakfast snacks for mankind and his best friend and I am there.
  • This is great news!
    Clay Terrace has always been supportive of our canine patients and their families. Well done!
  • Great idea, but
    Love it. They have to have some control though, to make sure dogs are vaccinated etc, like other parks. Only other problem is.......Might be a bit tough for us living south of there, to get there over the next few years.
  • Andrea - Clarification on the last paragraph
    You mentioned that Carmel approved a dog park at 116th and Range Line. However, I drive by this intersection everyday on the way to work and there is absolutely no green space (or any available space for that matter). Is this the correct address for the approved dog park?
    • Dog park
      The dog park at 116th and Rangeline is really on 116th just west of Rangeline. It will technically be part of Central Patk I think
    • Moochie & Co.
      This will be great! They already have an amazing dog store there and do events with Animal Rescues and other animal related businesses. I can't wait! I heard its going to be open October 26th, the same day as their October Fest!
      • Soft Opening / Puppy Play Dat
        The Dog Park actually opens this Sunday. January 26th. Moochie & Co is actually doing a Puppy/Dog play date from 2-6 if you take in your dog you get 20% off and they have refreshments for people! I will be there I signed up. Call Moochie & Co for more details on the dog park. 3175691127

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