Join us on Friday, June 20th, from 6:30-8:30 pm at Dooley’s Dog House for a night of fun, food, drinks and a raffle. Â Feel free to bring your well behaved furry friends. Â This will be a fun night for all. Â Come and show your support for Dooley’s Dog House and KDOG.
June 3, 2014
May 6, 2014
On June 7 from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM, we’ll be having a spruce-up work party. Â We’ll be covering the bare spots, figuring out how to fill/prevent digging of large holes in the large dog area, and removing invasive plants that are returning.
Please consider volunteering part of your morning to help us keep the park looking spiffy. Â You can RSVP on the Meetup site or just show up at the park.
Also, the park will still be open during this time.
April 11, 2014
A big Thank You to Nutro for the grant to acquire Agility Equipment. Â Another big Thank You to Dog-On-It-Parks for building the equipment.
There is equipment in both the small dog and big dog area. Â We had a nice turn out for opening day. Â I highly recommend checking it out.
September 22, 2013
If youâ€™ve been to Jasperâ€™s Park in the past few days, you’ve noticed that our fall spruce up was done and thereâ€™s fresh ground cover to keep our park from becoming muddy as the rainy season starts. We owe huge thanks to over 100 amazing volunteers from Microsoft Online Services Division (#volunteerspecialforces) who rocked our park on Friday. They worked VERY HARD to dig out invasive plant growth in the off-leash areas and wetland buffer and spread 276 yards (!) of cedar ground cover (known as â€śhog fuelâ€ť) in the off-leash areas. They showed up earlier than their start time, went right to work and kept at it all day long â€“ seeing them transform our park so quickly was like witnessing a miracle, and we are so lucky for that miracle because it would take KDOG volunteers several Saturdays to complete that much work!
Speaking of rocking our park, special thanks also to KDOGâ€™s wonderful crew Jean Guth, Joy Aurand and Megen Opsahl, for helping with event organization and supervising work that was done in the off-leash areas, MK Gaebel and Nani Hixenbaugh for helping with donations and to Judy & Jim Trockel/Serve Our Dog Areas (SODA), stewardship organization for Marymoor Dog Park, for a loan of many tools and wheelbarrows to us. As always, we thank our friends from Kirkland Parks and Green Kirkland Partnership for using their heavy machinery to get the hog fuel into the park, hauling tools for us, supervising work in the wetland buffer, and installing a new bench (Casey’s Bench!) in the large dog area. It takes a huge collaborative effort to accomplish that much work in just one day!
Once again, we received very generous donations of food and beverages from Fred Meyer and Metropolitan Market to keep our hard-working volunteers fed and hydrated. We are so fortunate to have these two great businesses in Kirkland and their generous support of our community!
Our dog park and our community is made significantlyÂ better because of these individuals and businesses!
September 15, 2013
The Nutro Company Announces Local Recipient of ROOM TO RUNâ„˘ Dog Park Appreciation Grant
Kirklandâ€™s Jasperâ€™s Dog Park to receive $2,000 for park enhancements
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 26, 2013 â€“ The Nutro Company, a leading manufacturer of natural* pet food products, announced today that Jasperâ€™s Dog Park in Kirkland, WA has been selected to receive a $2,000 grant on behalf of the ROOM TO RUNâ„˘ Dog Appreciation Project.
ROOM TO RUNâ„˘ is a community program designed to support public, non-profit dog parks and off-leash areas. The grant provided to Jasperâ€™s Dog Park will be used to help make improvements that will provide local dogs and their owners with an enhanced interaction space.
Kirkland resident Amy Introligator submitted the winning application on behalf of Jasperâ€™s Dog Park.
â€śKirkland Off-Leash Dog Group (KDOG), is pawsitively delighted by The Nutro Company’s announcement that Jasper’s Dog Park has been chosen as a 2013 grant recipient of its ROOM TO RUNâ„˘ Dog Park Appreciation Project,â€ť said Introligator. â€śAs the all-volunteer organization that has worked with the City of Kirkland, Washington to build, fund, and now maintain Kirkland’s first dog park, KDOG recognizes how important a designated safe, legal off-leash recreation space is for dog owners and their dogs.Â Jasper’s Dog Park has become a very popular amenity in our community, and KDOG is thrilled to add a dog agility play area that will encourage movement and attract visitors to explore various areas of our dog park.Â With this wonderful grant, KDOG will be able to implement the first phase of an agility play area.Â KDOG is very grateful to The Nutro Company for providing this support that will fund a park enhancement to increase fitness and intellectual stimulation for dogs and strengthen the dog-human bond.â€ť
Since the programâ€™s inception in 2010, ROOM TO RUNâ„˘ has committed more than 3,000 man hours to enhance 90 dog parks across North America. Additionally, as an extension of ROOM TO RUNâ„˘, The Nutro Company provides ongoing support to its own local dog parks through sponsorships of three parks in the Nashville area, where the company is headquartered.
â€śEnhancing dog parks is a natural fit for The Nutro Company, as we have a longstanding commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle for pets by providing them with natural pet food for more than 80 years,â€ť said Monica Glass, senior corporate affairs manager, The Nutro Company. â€śMany of us use our own local dog parks as a place to interact and bond with our dogs, so we are excited to give community members the opportunity to take action and apply for grant support to help enhance their own local parks.â€ť
To learn more about the ROOM TO RUNâ„˘ Dog Park Appreciation Project, visit The Nutro Companyâ€™s Community Initiatives page at www.nutro.com/about-us/community-initiatives.aspx or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NutroProducts (and click the ROOM TO RUNâ„˘ tab).
About The Nutro Company
The Nutro Company is a leading manufacturer of natural* pet food products sold exclusively at pet specialty stores. The company has been making “The World’s Best Pet Food” for more than 80 years and is dedicated to quality, excellence and innovation in dog and cat nutrition offering healthful formulas for every pet’s life stage, activity level and size. The Nutro Company’s family of brands includes NUTROÂ® MAXÂ®, NUTROÂ® NATURAL CHOICEÂ® and NUTROÂ® ULTRAâ„˘ pet food brands in addition to the GREENIESÂ® brands which include the U.S. leader in pet specialty dental chews and GREENIESÂ® PILL POCKETSÂ® treats. For more information, please visit www.nutro.com and www.greenies.com.
April 28, 2013
These bottles/slings are sold out…thank you to everyone that purchased them in support of Jasper’s Dog Park maintenance!
April 2, 2013
March 5, 2013
Stop by the KDOG Booth, and join us for a lot of fun at this event! Â Register by clicking HERE.
February 22, 2013
Becoming a park steward is a great way to volunteer while visiting the park with your dog. Â No other time commitment is necessary. Â KDOG has an agreement with the City of Kirkland, noting that we will provide park volunteers to assist with education and maintenance. Â Here’s a link to the City’s ongoing volunteer application. Â Just let them know you’re ready to get started as a volunteer. Â Your dog will thank you for helping, as this off-leash area is possible because of volunteers. Â Help us make sure off-leash opportunities continue in Kirkland.
Come meet our Park Steward Chairs, Ann and Megen on March 2nd at Jasper’s Dog Park. Â They’ll be at our free Park Safety Workshop (a great workshop for those interested in volunteering at the park).
January 10, 2013
Would you like to honor a loved one (pet or person) or their memory with a park bench donation for Jasper’s Dog Park? Â A park bench donation is an opportunity to enhance our dog park, making it more enjoyable to visit for all. Â Installation, maintenance, repairs, and plaque are provided by the CIty of Kirkland. Â A single bronze plaque, measuring 2″ in height by 7″ in length, will be personalized per the donor’s request, with up to five lines of text. Â With this bench donation you will also receive a personalized plaque installed on the park sponsor donation board and you will be listed as a Dog Park Sponsor on KDOG’s website. Â This donation is tax-deductible, but it must be a new donation. Â The bench will be installed in the main off-leash area.
Please contact KDOG at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in becoming a park bench donor. Â The price for this bench is $1600.