Iola Plans for a Dog Park

IOLA, Kan. (AP) The people who designed the new dog park in a southeastern Kansas community didn’t forget the special needs of little dogs.

The Iola Register reports the city expects to open the dog park within the next few weeks. The site measures 130 feet by 180 feet, with a special 90-by-40-foot pen reserved for canines weighing 30 pounds or less.

And right in the middle of that pen is a feature sure to give the little ones something to yap about a tall, healthy pecan tree that’s been full squirrels.

While small dogs romp, run and go nuts in their pen, the main part of the park has a structure designed to entertain larger breeds: a mound and tunnel, good for chasing and hiding.