On Wednesday, Nov. 30, the community celebrated the groundbreaking of the Brooks Truitt Bark Park, midtown’s first urban dog park. Centrally located on the grid on Q and 19th streets, Truitt Bark Park will include separate fenced-in-parks for small and large dogs, art, a public plaza and community garden. This once undeveloped area will be a vibrant gathering place for residents and their furry friends to enjoy.
The celebration included Council Member Steven Hansen, representatives from Capitol Area Development Authority, Midtown Neighborhood Association, and various community advocates, all of which have been integral in the process of moving this project forward.
 
The recent activation of the area surrounding the Truitt Dog Park has spurred planning efforts for residential units. More than 750 units of urban housing are in the planning and construction stages.
 
Planning of Truitt Dog Park was a community-driven process. The park honors Brooks Truitt (1925-2014), a Sacramento community activist who championed preservation, specifically in midtown and downtown Sacramento.