Perris’ First Dog Park to Open After Receiving $25,000 PetSafe® Bark for Your Park™ Grant
PERRIS, CA — Nov. 15, 2019 — The City of Perris will hold a grand opening and ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the new PetSafe® Paws Dog Park on Tuesday, Nov. 19. The three-acre dog park was made possible through the PetSafe® Bark for Your Park™ program, which provides funding to create safe, off-leash dog parks nationwide.
Perris was one of eight communities selected nationwide to receive a $25,000 grant to fund the new dog park. Previously, all dog parks were located outside of the city. The PetSafe® Bark for Your Park™ grant supported the revitalization of an underutilized park in a residential community, located on Blazing Star Drive in the northern area of the city.
The PetSafe® Paws Dog Park will feature small and large dog sections, complete with agility equipment, a training platform, shady areas, benches, and pet waste stations, for both pets and owners to enjoy. With the new space, the City hopes to encourage a pet-friendly community through events and programs that encourage healthy habits between pets and owners, as well as offer low-cost veterinary services.
“With the new PetSafe® Paws Dog Park, the City of Perris now has a dedicated area for pets and pet parents to form a special community. In addition to providing a space for owners to share tips, advice and experiences with one another, their pets will also have a safe place to socialize,” says Staff for the City of Perris.
All vaccinated dogs and their owners are invited to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 3:45pm-5:45pm. The park is located at 1265 Blazing Star Drive, Perris, CA 92571.
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.
About the City of Perris
Perris was officially incorporated as a city in 1911. Perris which turned 100 years old in 2011, began as a sleepy farming community on the California Pacific Railroad line. Sitting off the 215 freeway 85 miles north of San Diego and 70 miles east of Los Angeles, the City of Perris now has more than 70,000 residents with a steady increase in economic growth and business development.
In 2019, the City launched its Parks Make Life Better Campaign to develop more parks within city boundaries, which increases access to green spaces for residents where they can partake in recreational opportunities and physical activity. The Parks Make Life Better Campaign is a state effort in raising awareness on the benefits of Parks and Recreation throughout California and to raise the status of parks and recreation as an essential community service. In addition to the Parks Make Life Better Campaign, the City joined the efforts of the National Recreation and Parks Association 10-Minute Walk Campaign to create a world in which 100% of people in U.S. cities have safe access to a quality park or green space within a 10-minute walk of home by 2050. Through these efforts the city sought the development of the first dog park for the City of Perris.