News Release: City of Encinitas receives grant for dog park improvements

ENCINITAS, CA - The City of Encinitas has been awarded a $5,000 grant for new commercial-grade dog park equipment and amenities for the Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park at Encinitas Community Park, 425 Santa Fe Drive.

The grant was awarded through PetSafe®'s annual "Bark for Your Park" campaign, which helps fund new dog park construction, maintenance and equipment upgrades. The company received 215 applications this year, and Encinitas was one of just 25 to be awarded.

Improvements may include things like benches, dog waste collection stations and agility course equipment and will be installed later in the year.

Since the launch of its nationwide program in 2011, PetSafe® has been working to create more off-leash dog parks around the country that bring like-minded members of the community together and provide a place for dogs to receive exercise and socialization.

"The goal of 'Bark for Your Park' has always been to help communities become better places to live for people and their pets," said Willie Wallace, CEO of Radio Systems® Corporation, parent company of PetSafe®. "Finding a pet-friendly community is more important than ever. Dog parks are the second must-have amenity people search for when looking for a new city to call home."

For more information about the improvements, please contact Encinitas Park Operations Manager Annette Saul at 760-633-2755.