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Dog Park grant award and concert

Date: September 7, 2016

People and their pets are invited to celebrate the award of a $25,000 grant helping fund the City of Friendswood dog park project.


A City dog park has been on the drawing board for five years. Recently, City staff members applied for and were awarded $25,000 by the PetSafe® Bark for Your Park™ program. PetSafe® is a Tennessee-based company that develops pet behavioral, containment and lifestyle product solutions.  Friendswood is one of five communities receiving a $25,000 award; part of more than $250,000 in PetSafe®Bark for Your Park™ program dog park grants nationwide this year.


City Council has also allocated some funding for the project and Friendswood High School student Caden Fischer has made the dog park his Eagle Scout project, already raising more than $16,330.


Everyone is invited to Stevenson Park at 6 p.m. on Friday night (September 16) when PetSafe®Bark for Your Park™ program officials will present the City with the $25,000 grant award. Also that evening is a concert from Velvet Punch (playing 80’s music), pet portraits, food trucks, and door prizes.


The dog park will be located in Old City Park, closest to Merriewood Drive. Earlier this year, Stevenson Park (1100 South Friendswood Drive) and Old City Park were linked by new trails and a bridge over Cowards Creek. During the Friday night event, there will be a ribbon-cutting at the new bridge.


As a reminder, dogs attending the event must be on a leash.