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Dog owners to celebrate new pathway to Jasper’s Park in Kirkland on Saturday

Dog owners, their furry companions and friends are invited to Jasper’s Dog Park at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 to celebrate the opening of the new improved pathway and entrance, made possible by the generous financial support of Kirkland-based Weidner Apartment Homes.  - File photo
Dog owners, their furry companions and friends are invited to Jasper’s Dog Park at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 to celebrate the opening of the new improved pathway and entrance, made possible by the generous financial support of Kirkland-based Weidner Apartment Homes.
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Dog owners, their furry companions and friends are invited to Jasper’s Dog Park at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 to celebrate the opening of the new improved pathway and entrance, made possible by the generous financial support of Kirkland-based Weidner Apartment Homes.

Since the opening of the dog park almost a year ago, a wider and safer pathway has been a needed improvement. Thanks to a grant from Weidner Apartment Homes, the City of Kirkland Parks and Community Services Department and Kirkland Dog Off-Leash Group (KDOG) collaborated to develop the 8-foot wide pathway across city property and a new entry gate into the large dog area.

The address of the park is 11225 N.E. 120th St. (at the corner of N.E. 120th St. and 113 Ave. N.E.). On-street parking is available on N.E. 120th St.  Visitors are encouraged to bring a pet food item that will be donated to Hopelink after the event.

“We have been very fortunate to have the financial support of Weidner Apartment Homes in building this pathway. It could not have happened nearly this fast without their grant to create safer access to the park. We also want to recognize and thank United Way of King County, Microsoft Corp. and the over 120 dedicated volunteers from several Microsoft business units who worked on the new pathway during United Way’s Day of Caring and other work parties in September and October. Our park has rapidly become a favorite of the dog owners in Kirkland and based on the waste bags supplied to date, we believe Jasper’s Dog Park serves over 450 visitors a week or a minimum 25,000 park patrons since the park opened.” said Tracy Doering, KDOG president.

If you are looking for an apartment home and have animals, Weidner Apartment Homes welcomes responsible companion animal guardians. To find out more, go to www.weidner.com

Jasper’s Dog Park opened Jan. 28 and is nearing one year in full operation and KDOG wishes to renew our thanks to the park’s business sponsors for their critical support: $3,000 and higher Platinum Paw level sponsors Weidner Apartment Homes, The Petco Foundation, Seattle Veterinary Specialists, Juanita Bay Veterinary Hospital; Gold Bone $1000 level sponsors Lee Johnson Auto Family, Puppy Manners, Eastside Veterinary Associates, NorthCreek Custom Fencing; Silver Bowl $500 level sponsors Denny’s Pet World, Animal Emergency Services-East, Dogs-a-Jammin’, Pawsome Dog Adventures & Pet Sitting, Matt Opsahl, Redmond-Kirkland Animal Hospital, Dooley’s Dog House, Ford of Kirkland and Hyundai of Kirkland, Darwin’s Natural Pet Products, Canine Behavior Center, Mystic Mountain Pet Retreat, Waste Management, Matt Opsahl – Graphic Designer, Northwest Cellars, Brystal Whippets, Adaptive Animals; and Bronze Biscuit $250 sponsors Pet Vacations, Inc., Seattle DogSpot, Handy Andy the Handyman, and Rusnak Photography.

Jasper’s Dog Park was built and is maintained with funding from KDOG, an all-volunteer organization which funds the park operations solely through individual donations and business sponsorships. Find out how to join, donate or become a business sponsor at KDOG at www.kdog.org

 

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