Coltaz and Cebrez did what was expected. They took off and ran.
Unleashed Aug. 12 into more than 2.5 acres of brand-new playing space at the St. Peters Rotary Club Dog Park at 370 Lakeside Park, Coltaz and Cebrez were among the first dogs to sample the park’s delights.
“They love this,” said their owner, Dawn Shaphin of St. Charles. “We have a little bitty back yard and this is all about what they need.”
The park, which had officially opened with a ribbon-cutting moments before, was funded with a $30,000 grant from the St. Peters Rotary Club and proceeds from Proposition P, a four-tenths of a cent sales tax increase approved by voters in August 2012.
An annual membership is required for all dogs using the park. Dogs have to be at least 6 months old, spayed and neutered, and have proof of vaccinations. Applications can be filed online at www.stpetersmo.net/st-peters-dog-park.aspx or can be obtained or handed in at the RV park office at 370 Lakeside Park.
The fees for using the park are $25 annually for residents with one dog and $10 for each additional dog up to three at the same address. For seniors, age 62 and older, the first dog will be $25 annually and second or third animal free for animals at the same address. Nonresident’s fees are $50 for one animal and $15 each for up to two additional animals. Memberships this year will be half price for residents because the park is opening halfway through the year.