McFee Park goes ‘to the dogs’

Wendy SmithFarragut, The Farragut Insider

Farragut’s McFee Park was all fun and games during the recent grand opening of the park’s Phase 3 improvements, and humans weren’t the only ones celebrating.

Dog owners came out to support the Parks & Recreation Department in its effort to win a grant from Dog Park Dash, a Boyd Foundation program. Tennessee communities are competing for several $25,000 grants and one $100,000 grant through engaging social media campaigns.

In addition to a doggie photo booth and doggie treats, dog owners corralled their pups together for drone footage that will be used on Farragut Parks & Rec social media platforms.

“This is already a beautiful park, but our community would really like to have a space where our dogs can run unleashed, and this grant could help make it happen,” says Lauren Cox, coordinator of parks & athletics.

To help the town win a grant, the community is encouraged to post on social media with the hashtag #DogParkDash2022 and mention Farragut.

The Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen cut the ribbon on Phase 3 improvements in front of a new special event pavilion beside the Great Lawn, a multi-acre open space.

“We are so proud of this big project – the biggest in the town’s history – and we can’t wait for everyone to enjoy it,” said Mayor Ron Williams. “We literally have something for everyone at McFee Park – tennis and pickleball courts, a basketball court, a great lawn for relaxing and recreating, more lighted walk trails and this beautiful new pavilion. These amenities, along with the splashpad, playground and fields we already had, will provide wonderful recreational opportunities for many years to come.”

Enjoy pictures from the day:

Town of Farragut marketing and public relations coordinator Wendy Smith is your reliable Farragut insider.

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