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Common Grounds Dog Park Committee to hold public meeting Wednesday night

Common Grounds Dog Park Committee to hold public meeting Wednesday night

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 WestU 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’vemade! “ 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 areoverjoyed with this generous donation, and wouldn’t have been able to finish the park without it!” said AmberSchiltz, 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.

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