Date of release: August 24, 2017
PetSafe® has notified the City of Paducah that the Paducah Dog Park will be receiving a $10,000 Bark for Your Park grant. In June, the Paducah Board of Commissioners approved applying for the grant. The funds will be used to implement irrigation and improve drainage at the Paducah Dog Park located at Stuart Nelson Park. The grant does not require a local funding match.
Mayor Brandi Harless says, “I am thrilled that Paducah is receiving this grant to improve the Paducah Dog Park. As a dog owner and lover, I value the physical exercise and socialization benefits that the canines and owners receive from visiting our park.”
Parks and Recreation Director Mark Thompson says, “These grant funds are intended to improve drainage and erosion issues that have come about because we have worn the surface of the Paducah Dog Park thin. We almost love this park too much.”
PetSafe® received a total of 215 applications with 25 cities receiving funding either in the new park, maintenance, or upgrade categories.
“The goal of Bark for Your Park has always been to help communities become better places to live for people and their pets,” says Willie Wallace, CEO of Radio Systems® Corporation, parent company of PetSafe®.
“Finding a pet-friendly community is more important than ever. Dog parks are the second must-have amenity people search for when looking for a new city to call home. Plus, proper exercise and socialization reduces behavior issues, which keeps dogs out of local shelters and rescues.”
The Paducah Dog Park opened in August 2012 on a seven-acre tract of land at Stuart Nelson Park. The park has water, fencing, shelters, parking areas, and pet waste receptacles. The park is partitioned into two sections based upon the weight of a dog with 30 pounds as the dividing weight.
For more information about the Bark for Your Park grant and to see the list of grant recipients, visit http://www.petsafe.net/barkforyourpark/.