Grant Will Pay For “Key” System At Jasper’s New Dog Park (with VIDEO)

Mayor Terry Seitz (on left with (L-R) Clayton Boyles of the Dubois County Community Foundation, Jill Cravener with the 2014 Dubois CounLeadership Academy, and Mike Oeding, assistant director of the Jasper Park & Recreation Department

Mayor Terry Seitz (on left with (L-R) Clayton Boyles of the Dubois County Community Foundation, Jill Cravener with the 2014 Dubois CounLeadership Academy, and Mike Oeding, assistant director of the Jasper Park & Recreation Department

JASPER (CITY OF JASPER) – A recent grant was made by Dubois County Community Foundation to the Jasper Park and Recreation Department for their new dog park. The $4,075.00 grant will be used to purchase and install the electronic entry key system for the park which is set to open this spring at Gutzweiler Park in the City’s northeast side.

“The grant will enable this project to come full circle with providing a safe and healthy environment for the community dog owners,” said Jill Cravener, a staff member at the Jasper Street Department and a Mayor’s appointee to the Dubois County Leadership Academy. The dog park came as a result of a capstone project by a group participating in the academy in 2014. They partnered with the Jasper Park and Recreation Department on the project.

“The new Jasper dog park has been a grassroots project with a significant amount of community involvement from dog owners, charities, businesses and the City of Jasper Park & Recreation Department,” said Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz. “I applaud the effort,” he said.

In addition to Mrs. Cravener, members of the Leadership Academy dog park project team include Nichole Faulkner, Shane Denu, and Emma Wininger.

Here is our earlier story on the new Jasper Dog Park, also known as a “Bark Park”…

 

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