Dogs in Greater Dundalk will have a new place to socialize when the Wags Dog Park at St. Helena Park opens Saturday.
A grand opening ceremony to celebrate the $230,000 project will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the park, 300 Willow Spring Road, according to a statement from Baltimore County government officials.
The dog park area features small and large playing areas, doggie water fountains and other amenities, according to county officials.
St. Helena Park also includes several amenities for enjoyment by humans, including picnic areas, playground equipment and athletic fields.
The dog park will be operated by the Friends of Wags Dog Park, a committee of the Dundalk-Eastfield Recreation Council. The group will establish the park's operating rules and regulations, coordinate paid membership and oversee daily operations, according to the statement.
The St. Helena dog park is the third of its kind in the county, with similar spaces at Robert E. Lee Park in Mount Washington and Hannah More Park in Reisterstown.
A fourth dog park is planned for the Perry Hall/White Marsh area.
Community members are invited to the ceremony which is expected to be attended by Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks Director Barry Williams, dog park committee members and county and state elected officials.
Local residents are encouraged to bring their dogs to the ceremony.