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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Farragut wins $25,000 dog park grant from Boyd Foundation

The Town of Farragut has received a $25,000 Tennessee Dog Park Dash Grant from the Boyd Foundation. Ten 2022 winners from across the state received grants. Randy and Jenny Boyd announced the winners Friday, July 22, on Facebook.

Grants were distributed to communities that demonstrated their desire for a dog park through social media. Those who follow the Town of Farragut on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter were encouraged to share photos of their favorite pups with the hashtag #DogParkDash2022 and mention Farragut. The Town also hosted a doggy “flash mob” at the grand opening of Phase 3 of McFee Park that was filmed for the town’s social media campaign.

“Our community has expressed a desire for a dog park, and this grant will be a big help,” said Mayor Ron Williams after the announcement. “I’m grateful to the Boyd Foundation for the Dog Park Dash program and the community for participating in our social media campaign.”

This year’s grant recipients, by region, are: East Tennessee ‒ Farragut, Lenoir City, Hixson, Dunlap; Middle Tennessee ‒ McEwen, Lewis County/Hohenwald, Franklin, Clarksville, Livingston, Goodlettsville, Waverly; West Tennessee ‒ Overton Park, Whiteville, Jackson, Somerville.

The Tennessee Dog Park Dash, funded by the Boyd Foundation, is dedicated to building or enhancing dog parks across the state. Through the Dog Park Dash, more than one hundred communities across the state of Tennessee will benefit from dog parks.

Incorporated in 1980, the Town of Farragut has top schools, safe neighborhoods and high development standards, making it one of the best places to live in the Southeast.

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