Spring is finally here and the weather is warming up which makes it a perfect time to take your dog out for some fresh air and play time. Here are some great and local parks you may want to check out:
Drakes Creek Park: 120 E. Main St. Hendersonville, TN 37075
Known for it's long walking trails, Drakes is the perfect spot take your pet on an afternoon stroll. It has playground areas, restrooms, sheltered areas, and picnic areas.
You'll likely see other friendly pet owners taking their loved ones out for exercise and a fun time here.
Sanders Ferry Park: 513 Sanders Ferry Rd. Hendersonville, TN 37075
Besides it's popular 18 hole disk golf course, Sanders Ferry Park also offers a great walking trail along the water. There are restrooms, playground areas, sheltered areas, and picnic areas.
Memorial Park: 151 E. Main St. Hendersonville, TN 37075
During the month of February, 2014 the Parks & Rec Department opened the gates to its first dog park. Thanks to the hard work of the local Lions Club, $15,000 was raised and donated to make this happen.
There are 2 separate areas for small and larger dogs, plenty of benches and dog water fountains for each area. Just outside the dog areas is a new, small playground. The Dog Park is actually located inside of what is already called, Memorial Park.
Fenway's Dog Park: 745 Caldwell Dr, Goodlettsville, TN 37072
The park is most easily accessed using the east entrance of Moss-Wright and then immediately turning left.
The park has separate areas for large and small dogs. Owners are encouraged to allow their dog to play in the appropriate area for their dog's size. Owners are responsible for picking up their dog's waste and ensuring appropriate behavior while using the park.
Owner Aine Corridon had the following tips before you head out the door:
"My main thing is make sure they are vaccinated. Kennel cough and flu are more prevalent in high dog population areas like dog parks. Play can be a great outlet for dogs for energy release, exercise and confidence," she said. "Owners should always be aware of body language of other dogs and the surroundings for safety."
We just celebrated our 12th year in business and it’s something I do not take for granted! I am sincerely grateful for clients who trust us with the medical care of their pets.
When we started there was a train station on the property where June Carter Cash sold antiques years ago. It did not even have plumbing. There were some instrumental people who helped me get started.
Halo Realty sold me the property and Ed Spurlock gave me my first business loan. Kim Wilson opened with me and Charles Woodward came in to establish our first patient chart. Mike Brown was our first appointment, and Lobo Bryant was our first surgery. I remember it clearly. At the time I had two children and added two more in the next few years.
The first few years you just kind of survive and learn as you go. We were open 6 days a week and had kennel duties on Sunday. Dr. Wilkinson joined us in 2012 and now we have Dr. Read on full time.
Fast forward to today, we have 13 employees and are closed on Saturday, thanks to the emergency clinic being open full time. We enjoy taking excellent preventative care of pets and want to fully diagnose the medical issue we are treating when possible. Veterinary medicine, in general, has changed tremendously in the 20 years I have been practicing and it is neat to see how much we can do for our pet family members.
We have an awesome staff who care about this practice and the people and pets that make us who we are. I am thankful to be a part of the community I grew up in and for the well being it provides for my own family. Please continue to help us grow in the next 12 years. We are open to suggestions and look forward to serving you.
- Aine Corridon, Owner