Passaic’s First Dog Park to Open After Receiving $25,000 PetSafe® Bark for Your Park™ Grant
PASSAIC, NJ – July 18, 2019 – On July 21st, the City of Passaic will hold a ribbon cutting and grand opening to celebrate the opening of the PetSafe® Armory Memorial Dog Park. The new dog park was made possible through the PetSafe® Bark for Your Park™ program, a grant program that provides funding to create safe, off-leash dog parks nationwide.
This addition is the first designated dog park in the community and will serve as the centerpiece of Armory Park, transforming the underused space into a community gathering place for residents and their pets. Located just miles outside of New York City, many of the residents of the City of Passaic live in high-rise apartments with little-to-no backyard space, so the park will ensure pet owners have a safe space to keep their furry friends active.
“The PetSafe® Bark for Your Park™ Program supports communities that are as enthusiastic about pets as we are and are in need of a safe place to enjoy the outdoors with their dogs” says Celeste Vlok, marketing manager for PetSafe® brand. “In densely populated cities like Passaic, it is our goal to create central hubs for communities of owners to have fun with their pets.”
Passaic is one of 13 communities across the country to receive funding through the 2018 PetSafe® Bark for Your Park™ program. Out of more than 120 applicants, the city was awarded a $25,000 grant to fund the construction of PetSafe® Armory Memorial Dog Park.
“We’re thrilled to finally have our very first Dog Park in Passaic that will help ensure the pets live healthy, active lives, which can sometimes be a challenge in highly urbanized environments like Passaic where outdoor space is limited,” says Hector C. Lora, Mayor of Passaic. “The dog park will also promote community cohesion, as residents now have a place to meet and interact with fellow pet parents and their dogs.”
All vaccinated dogs and their owners are invited to attend the grand opening on July 21 at 3 p.m. to receive a first look at the community’s latest addition. The new PetSafe® Armory Memorial Dog Park is located at 30-58 Gregory Avenue. Mayor Hector C. Lora will be onsite for the ribbon-cutting ceremony beginning at 3 p.m.
PetSafe® is one of the most trusted pet brands globally. It is dedicated to creating more “best moments” between pets and their owners through innovative product solutions. As an industry leader, PetSafe® brand offers behavioral, containment and lifestyle solutions. PetSafe® brand is owned by Radio Systems Corporation®, headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, and services over 50 countries globally. For more information about PetSafe®, visit www.petsafe.com.
About Bark for Your Park™
In 2011, PetSafe® brand developed and launched the nationwide Bark for Your Park™ campaign with the goal of providing dog parks that community members, civic leaders and pet owners would love, use and support for years to come. To date, PetSafe® brand has donated over $1.6 million dollars, which has helped fund 81 off-leash parks around the country.
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