A proposed dog park on Lower Broadway features a ball-throwing area, drinking water for dogs, and a dog shower to hose off hot pooches in the summer.
The Maverick Dog Park came one step closer to fruition on Thursday when City Council approved an ordinance authorizing up to $50,000 from the city-initiated Midtown Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) fund toward the park’s transformation from underutilized inner city park to active space for nearby two- and four-legged residents.
Maverick Park has a long way to go before it becomes what renderings show as a transformed urban park, but judging from the enthusiasm of the more than 50 people (and some furry friends) attending the crowdfunding launch party at GS1221, Maverick Dog Park is well on its way.
Maverick Park is a small, somewhat barren and uninviting pocket park located at the corner of Broadway and Jones south of the Pearl Brewery and east of the San Antonio Museum of Art. Save for occasional festivals, Fiesta parades and other events, Maverick Park usually sits empty most of the year, save for the occasional cluster of homeless visitors.