Hutto approves land deal for new dog park

HUTTO, Texas (KXAN) — Tails will be wagging as dogs in Hutto find out a new dog park is being built just for them!

Last week, the Hutto City Council approved a lease agreement with the Starmark Animal Behavior Center to open a dog park on the company’s parcel of land at  200 County Road 197.

Propose Hutto Dog park site (Courtesy: City of Hutto)
Propose Hutto Dog park site (Courtesy: City of Hutto)

Now that the land has been determined, the next step in the park planning process will be the design. Some preliminary design concepts were conceptualized by Emily Vollentine, a Hutto Girl Scout who was a major force behind the dog park. The Friends of the Hutto Dog Park advocacy group, along with City of Hutto Parks and Recreation staff, the Parks Advisory Board and Starmark will also provide suggestions for the overall design.

Before construction begins, the design will need to be signed off by the council along with determining other funding options. The Friends of Hutto Dog Park advocacy group will also continue with fundraising efforts.

“We are so grateful for the collaboration with Starmark Animal Behavior Center and the support of the City of Hutto,” said Sherrie Bornhorst with the Friends of Hutto Dog Park group in a statement. “A Dog Park is a place where dogs can run and play, but also learn to be better canine citizens. Parks also promote responsible pet ownership and bring neighbors together.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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