The City of Locust is working with local resident Noah Watson to add new equipment in our Dog Park at the Officer Jeff Shelton Memorial Park.
Noah is a candidate for the rank of Eagle Scout. Service to others is an important part of the Scout Oath “… to help other people at all times.” Each year tens of thousands of Scouts strive to achieve the coveted Eagle Scout rank by applying character, citizenship, and Scouting values in their daily lives. One of the rank requirements is to plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, school, or community. Through this requirement, Scouts practice what they have learned and gain valuable project management and leadership experience.
Noah raised $5,135 for this project. Locust City Council contributed $1000 to support Noah’s efforts.
The plan includes adding a new bench, a tunnel, weave poles, jumping obstacles, and water fountain inside the existing dog park fence at Officer Jeff Shelton Memorial Park.
Installation of these improvements will take place on Saturday, October 2nd. The dog park will be closed on the 2nd and 3rd. The water fountain will be installed next week, with the assistance of the City of Locust Public works department.