Common Grounds Dog Park Committee (CGDPC) is inviting the community out to the Monument Dog Park for a public information meeting on Wednesday May 16 at 6:30pm. The park and meeting are located at 2250 West U Street (SW Corner of Five Rocks Road & U Street). During this meeting community members will be updated on what has been done, and what is left to complete before the park’s official opening.
“We’re inviting community members and their dogs to come out and see the park’s progress so far. We’ve had a lot of people express their excitement over the park, and we’re excited to update them on the progress we’ve made! “ said Stacey Fisher, CGDPC President.
After a ground breaking ceremony last fall, the non-profit organization has been hard at work putting up the fences, building signs, and constructing the community’s new five-acre dog park. Once completed, the park will be open to the public, and maintained by the city of Gering within their parks system. This spring, a private donor with the Carol A. Fuller Foundation donated $50,000 towards the efforts.
“This large donation allowed us to continue construction on the dog park this spring. As a committee we are overjoyed with this generous donation, and wouldn’t have been able to finish the park without it!” said Amber Schiltz, CGDPC Vice President.
The park will be completely fenced around the five acres of land, and will have separate sections for small dogs and timid dogs in addition to the large free play area. The committee also plans on adding an ADA compliant paved pathway along the inside perimeter of the park, and an AKC agility course in one of the sections, which will allow dog owners to not just exercise their dogs, but teach them new skills. PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Today approximately 37-47% of all United States families own a dog, making them more present in our community and more important than ever in our homes. Off-leash dog parks are a growing trend among communities across America, and provide many benefits to dog owners, dogs and the community alike. Having a large dog park in the community can promote responsible pet ownership and an active lifestyle for dog owning residents. They can also serve as a destination for the many tourists who prefer traveling with their canine companion.
“Monument Dog Park will provide a beautiful space for the communities’ dogs, their owners and tourists to recreate freely, exercise together and socialize with other community members. We are very close to completing the park, and are hoping to have a grand opening sometime this summer!” said Amber Schiltz.
Construction on the park is done by members of the committee and volunteers. In addition to the Public Information Meeting held next week, the committee is asking for volunteers on May 18 & 19 to help finish putting up the perimeter fence.
If you are interested in helping with this project, please contact Stacey Fisher, committee president, at (308) 631-6395. For more information about Common Grounds Dog Park Committee, you can find them on Facebook, or their website at www.commongroundsdogpark.com.