County Manager Jamie McCord placed a recommendation to put more money in the budget, as well as letting contractors begin bidding on the project.

The move comes after the recent pop-up dog park held at Riverside Park.

Part of the money for the park comes from the 2013 SPLOST.  Voters said yes to include $25,000 for the project.   However, the lowest bid over the summer was nearly $30,000, with none of the proposals detailing what commissiors envisioned.
McCord said that $45,000 would allow the county to purchase fencing, gates, security cameras, fob entry gate and water features.

Residents will get free entry to the park by signing up at PAWS and showing current rabies certificates for their pets.

Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation will be in charge of maintaining the facility, which would be listed as a City of Rome park.