Bark Park Coming to Terre Haute


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – A “Bark Park” is coming to Terre Haute.

The Terre Haute Board of Works also approved a 99 year lease of a former Vectren site adjacent to Fairbanks Park.

The lease calls for a payment of $1 per year.

The city says this has been several years in the making.

Vectren will remediate the site at its expense.

This includes installing a barrier 18 inches underground to keep dogs from digging into contaminated soil.

Vectren has agreed to place 18 inches of top soil.

The city parks department will pay for a new fence to surround the perimeter of the 1.1 acre park.

Construction will begin this summer with the bark park opening this fall. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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