The city's new off-leash dog park will open Aug. 4.
The event will be marked by a 10 a.m. ribbon cutting that day at "Mutt Run," below Clinton Lake Dam west of Lawrence. The park's address is 1330 E. 902 Road.
The park includes a rest room, separate drinking fountains for dogs and their owners and a small parking lot.
Area residents approached the Lawrence City Commission last year to request an off-leash dog park. Commissioners referred the issue to Parks and Recreation officials, who worked with the interested residents, the Lawrence Police Department, Douglas County Veterinarians Assn., Lawrence Humane Society and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to develop the park.