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New handicap-friendly dog park in Seminole Heights planned

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The city of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department revealed Wednesday plans to open a new handicap-friendly dog park in Seminole Heights.

This would be the first park of this kind in the city, department officials told us.  The department dedicated the park to the late Tampa Police Corporal Michael Roberts, a K9 dog handler, as well as other service and military animals and first responder K9s.  Cpl. Roberts was shot and killed while on duty in 2009.

The city will build the park within the Henry and Ola Park. It will be an off-leash, fenced-in play ground with water fountains and handicap-accessible cement pathways. The park will feature areas for large and small dogs to enjoy various recreational dog activities.

City officials told us, the community and local businesses will fund the project.

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