Dog-loving Volunteers will prep Burien’s new Dog Park on Thursday, Nov. 5

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On Thursday, Nov. 5, local dog-loving Volunteers, along with Beneful team members will work side-by-side with Burien Toyota and Chevrolet employees and community members to aid construction efforts at the future Burien Off-Leash Dog Park.

The crew of more than 20 volunteers (others are welcome – just show up!) will put on work gloves to help with landscaping, clean-up of branches and shrubs, and building and installing park essentials like benches, garbage cans and a timber stairway.

As we’ve previously reported, this new off-leash dog park received $30,000 in corporate donations last June – $20,000 from Beneful, and $10,000 from Burien Chevrolet & Burien Toyota. This follows a $15,000 fundraising effort from the B-Town DOG volunteers, as well as $15,000 in matching funds from the City of Burien, for a grand total of $60,000 raised for the new park.

As many of our Readers may recall, in 2013 Beneful sponsored a “Dream Dog Park” contest, in which B-Town DOG’s Kellie Bassen and her pooch Bailey were one of 14 finalists for a $500,000 prize. Unfortunately, they didn’t win, so this donation was an excellent consolation prize.

The support of the Burien community is part of the Beneful Dream Dog Park Project, a program created to help bring new dog parks to life or improve existing ones through a combination of financial support, hands-on volunteerism and shared dog park expertise by the Beneful team. Through the Dream Dog Park Program, the Beneful team learned of the Burien community’s remarkable efforts to create an off-leash dog park and is happy to join sponsors like B-Town Dog Volunteers at $15,000, Burien Toyota and Burien Chevrolet at $10,000, and the City of Burien at $15,000 in helping make those dreams become a reality.

Here are the details:

Interested community members are invited to in join the crew to help as the park moves closer to its public opening. Volunteers may check in at the Lakeview Park entrance at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5, or in advance at Pit Stop Bottle Shop to receive a free T-Shirt. Pit Stop Bottle Shop will also provide food after the hard day of work. To ensure the safety of all furry friends, organizers are asking for only two-legged helpers – no dogs, please (at least for this event).

WHEN:  Thursday, November 5, 2015, starting at 9 a.m.  

WHERE: Lakeview Park, SW 160th St & 6th Avenue SW, Burien, WA 98166

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One Response to “Dog-loving Volunteers will prep Burien’s new Dog Park on Thursday, Nov. 5”
  1. Mark Ufkes says:

    Good for Burien! Our dogs are family members and a blessing. Dogs derserve their own park. Good for Burien!!!!!

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