DYER | The town’s new dog park opens Saturday with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. at the park, 900 Central Park Blvd.
The Dyer Town Council, Redevelopment Commission, Park Board and the community-based Dog Park Committee made it possible for the town to acquire key components of the 3-acre park on an access road off Calumet Avenue.
Those using the dog park need to register for annual membership at Dyer Town Hall.
Those who apply this year for a 2014 membership will get the last two months of this year free. Annual memberships, which will come with a key card to get into the park, are $60 for the first dog for Dyer residents and $108 for nonresidents. Fees are discounted for additional dogs from the same household.
Pet vaccination records will be required at the time of membership. Dog park rules and regulations have been adopted.
Children under 12 will not be allowed in the park and those between the age of 13 and 17 will have to be accompanied by an adult.
The park will have two sections, one for smaller dogs under 26 pounds and one for larger dogs. Up to five dogs per household may be registered for the park, but only two dogs will be allowed per visit.
For more information, contact parks officials at Town Hall, (219) 865-2505.