Dressed to impress, dogs take Norfolk’s Downtown

Downtown dogs lost their leashes Friday at the opening of a new dog park in Norfolk.

The park, located at 400 Granby St., is a piece of paradise for pups looking to stretch their legs in the middle of the hustling city.

They did just that on Friday at the park’s “leash cutting.” With tails and tongues wagging, the canines chased each other down the dog run and showed off their Halloween costumes during a contest sponsored by Muddy Paws.

The park, which took two years to come to fruition, was built by Norfolk, in partnership with the Downtown Norfolk Council and Marathon Development Group. Marathon donated $40,000 to the park’s development, according to a city news release.


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Adrienne Mayfield is an award-winning, multi-media journalist hailing from Clermont, Fla. She moved to Lynchburg, Va. on a whim when she was 19, and worked her way to Hampton Roads in 2013. Adrienne is passionate about telling people stories via covering public safety and the judicial system. She isn’t afraid to take a heads-on approach to covering crime, including knocking on doors to get the details police aren’t sharing. Adrienne is a 2014 Old Dominion University graduate who still lives within walking distance of the college. You may see her cruising around Downtown Norfolk on her bike, enjoying a sandwich from Grilled Cheese Bistro or playing fetch with her dog, Greta, at the Colonial Place dog park.