Members of a citizen group planning a new five acre dog park says it’s important for people to see something beginning at their future Gering site. The Common Grounds Dog Park Committee held a ceremony at Tuesday morning at the south west corner of Five Rocks Road and U Street, the future site of the dog park to mark the beginning of construction on the park fence.
Committee member Amber Schiltz says they have raised $27,000 of the $40,000 needed to complete the first phase of the project and is hoping when people see ongoing construction of the fence they will be convinced to donate to the cause. A $14,000 Gering Keno Committee donation is funding the fence construction.
Schiltz says they also need a gravel parking lot before opening up the park to dogs, possibly in late October.
Several shelters, picnic tables, trees, and hydrants are also planned as part of the first phase.