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Bark For Your Park

Impact Area: Health and Wellness, Social Equity
Region: South

Help us build a Dog Park that is accessible to all and will help to create COMMUNITY in our park!

$200 Raised out of $18,500
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About this project.

Each day, the City of Roswell works to have a positive impact on the lives of everyone who lives, works, and plays in Roswell. And when we say “everyone,” we mean everyone—including our furry residents on four legs. That’s why one of our dreams has been to build a dog park in Roswell Area Park. Not only would a dog park provide a safe and clean area for our pets to walk, run, play, and socialize, but it would provide a place for their family members to be active and engaged, too.

Our dog park will be a community destination where families, teens, individuals, the elderly and the disabled will all have equal access to these amenities:

  • 0.7-acre dog park
  • Adjacent to three(3) miles of flat trails
  • Dog Wash Station
  • Drinking Fountains
  • Safe, Fenced-In Play Area
  • Handicapped Accessible Walkway
  • Benches and Picnic Tables


How will this impact your community?

Studies have shown dog owners who walk their dogs were approximately 25 percent less likely to be obese than people without dogs. By providing a safe and accessible place to walk dogs, a dog park promotes health, weight control, and trust and bonding with our pets.

This facility will allow for social interaction not only for our pets but for our community, as well. Residents will be able to enjoy the company of others and meet other dog owners.

This new destination will enhance our community's wellness experience by bringing more of our families, teens, and individuals out to exercise with their dogs. The impact for our residents who are socially isolated—our elderly and those who are physically disabled and unable to walk their dogs—will be significant.

Our greatest opportunities for community impact are the many neighborhoods within walking distance to the park and those who utilize the trails. 

We anticipate a large increase in park usage and a happier, healthier community because of your donation!






About us!

We are the Friends of the Roswell Parks, Inc., a 501-c-3 organization committed to providing resources that promote the advancement of parks and recreational opportunities in Roswell, Georgia. We support the Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department, who work each day to have a positive impact on the lives of all 94,000+ residents in Roswell.

By donating to our Bark for Your Park campaign, you can help us deliver the best recreational, health and wellness, artistic, and cultural experiences for everyone.



Timeline

Through this NPRA Fund Your Park site, we hope to raise $18,500* for the construction of the dog park. This has been an ongoing fundraising effort to raise a total of $28,000. We are grateful to have already received a generous $10,000 donation from the Roswell Wine Festival last year to start the process. 

Once we meet our goal, we anticipate the park opening in Spring 2017.

No donation is too small, and your gift will truly make a difference!

*Please note that Fund Your ParkSM, a crowdfunding platform designed exclusively for park and recreation agencies, receives a small percentage of the funds raised as an administrative fee.