Remy’s Dog Park Opens September 6!

August 1st, 2013

The long awaited arrival of Remy’s Dog Park is set for opening on Saturday, September 6th.  To date, the local Birmingham community has invested over  750 hours of ‘sweat equity’ to clearing Remy’s Dog Park and now the 6-acre space is ready to welcome you and your dog! 

Want to know more about opening festivities?  Dogs and owners are welcome to begin their fun in Remy’s Dog Park at 9AM that day, but the ribbon will be officially cut by donor Ken Jackson and Mayor William Bell at 11:00 a.m.  Whole Foods is the official sponsor for the opening and will be providing everyone who attends an opportunity to win a one year’s supply of dog food from their Whole Paws dog food line.  The winner will be announced shortly after the ribbon is cut(must be present to win).

How did this great new Park feature come to be?  Upon visiting Red Mountain Park’s 1,200-acre development, Ken Jackson’s excitement for the possibility of “designated dog space” resulted in an initial $100,000 from his ‘Mac & Tosh’ Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham to build a 6-acre off-leash dog park.  As plans for Remy’s Dog Park(named for his late dog, Remy) progressed, Jackson surprised Red Mountain Park with an additional $100,000 contribution.  Remy’s Dog Park will feature THREE designated fenced-in areas to accommodate large dogs(1.7 acres), small dogs(.7 acres) and special needs dogs-elderly, shy, injured or recovering-(.3 acres).  Remy’s Dog Park features lots of open green space for running and shaded space for resting.

If you have questions about Remy’s Dog Park please send an email to

*There is a .25 mile hike to get from the Park entrance to Remy’s Dog Park. Please wear comfortable shoes suitable for hiking.

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