SALISBURY, Md. – It’s a vision that’s getting tails wagging. A new dog park built right in the heart of downtown Salisbury, and it’s a treat officials say residents and their four legged friends have been waiting for, for years.

“One of the requests that we’ve had repeatedly over the years has been we’d like a dog park closer to the center of the city,” said Salisbury Mayor Jake Day.

On Monday, Salisbury officials announced their newest project to the community where they’ll be partnering with SVN Miller Commercial Real Estate to build a brand new bark park. And it’s already becoming the talk of the town.

“I think it would be kind of nice because this one sometimes gets overcrowded, especially in the fall and spring when it’s not too hot,” said Cara Dobry.

“I think the more the merrier. We love to get our pets out and we love to be near water,” said Lori Bratten.

But there’s a catch. In order to get this project going, the city needs to raise $5,000 by August 15th. If they reach that goal, SVN will give a matching grant to the city giving Salisbury the funding it needs to build the park.

“Yeah it’s fairly unusual. We don’t ask for a lot in that sense for infrastructure projects, usually it’s just government funding not community philanthropy,” Day said.

And residents in the area are adding their two cents on what they’d like to see if the new bark park is built.

“We’d love to have running water and bathrooms for the caretakers as well as our puppies,” said Bratten.

City officials add that by building the additional dog park downtown, it’ll attract more people to the area.

“If downtown had like a dog park area or it was more dog friendly, I do think that would bring in a lot of businesses,” said Dobry.

And while the city still needs to raise a lot more money, officials say they’re hopeful the community will get it done. To donate to the bark park click here.

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