Hammond Creek Dog Park ups Lawrenceburg’s pet friendly status

Lawrenceburg, Kentucky has added a great new facility that adds to its dog-friendly atmosphere for travelers.

As of 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, the 5-acre Hammond Creek Dog Park – located a couple of blocks from downtown – will officially be open 7 days a week, from dawn until dusk. The dog park is located at 1000 County Park Road, across from the Anderson County Middle School.

The new addition is the result of a joint partnership between the City of Lawrenceburg and the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

Visitors will find a completely fenced in grass area, divided into spaces for smaller dogs (30 pounds or less) and bigger dogs (30 pounds or more). Inside the small dog area there are 7 obstacles to challenge and entertain people’s pups and in the large dog area there are 8 obstacles. While the dogs play, owners can relax under the covered pavilion or on one of several benches throughout the property that were donated by the Rotary Club of Lawrenceburg.

The Hammond Creek Dog Park is the perfect spot for visitors to take their dogs to play and unwind after a long ride in the car. This new addition complements some of the pet-friendly lodging available in Lawrenceburg, as well as pet-friendly businesses you’ll find around town. If you are walking around downtown, just look for the “Come on in, We’re dog friendly” stickers near the front doors of various businesses. You can also walk your leashed dogs along the walking trail at the county park where the dog park is located, or at the walking trail at the city park, located at the American Legion grounds along West Broadway Street.

If you are looking for places to stay in Lawrenceburg that allow dogs, there are options for that as well.  The Best Western Lawrenceburg Inn has pet friendly rooms available. You can also find at least three pet friendly Airbnb rentals in Lawrenceburg – the Cabin on the Farm, the Sea Glass Farm, and the 127 Farmhouse

Construction of the Hammond Creek Dog Park was done by city and county employees. The equipment, which is made from recycled materials, was purchased from Green Paws, a dog park equipment manufacturer in Somerset. Two custom painted fire hydrants in the dog park were completed by the StewARTS program at Stewart Home & School.

Sponsors of the Hammond Creek Dog Park include the Anderson Humane Society, Hanson Aggregrates, Rotary Club of Lawrenceburg, StewARTS, Superior Turf-Sod Farm, Inc., Wal-Mart and Young & Thread.

For those interested in helping with the continued maintenance and upkeep of the dog park, memorial bricks can be purchased for $50 each. Information about the bricks is listed on the city’s website (lawrenceburgky.org) and the dog park’s social media – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.