New dog park to open on Tuesday

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham's first off-leash dog park at George Ward Park off Green Springs Highway is scheduled to open Tuesday, October 13th.  The fast-tracked park was just announced Thursday after Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford says it was the easiest decision he's made as mayor.

The group "Bark for a Park" was behind the push for a Birmingham dog park, saying dogs need social interaction.  The group has raised money for a fence, the city's public works employees will be in charge of construction.

There are some rules; no aggressive dogs, no dogs in heat, no puppies under 4 months, no human food or glass containers.