As a patron of the Newark Street Dog Park, you enjoy a clean and safe dog park that is opened daily for you. Dog-waste bags are supplied; waste cans are emptied; any holes that dogs dig are filled; and the facility is sanitized twice weekly with a non-toxic disinfectant spray. Even non-dog owners enjoy visiting our site. How lucky we all are to have such a great dog park!
You may not be aware that the Newark Street Park K-9 Friends group is responsible for this maintenance and for the repair and improvements to our neighborhood dog park at Newark and 39th streets. We partner with the Department of Parks and Recreation: They built the dog park for us and we are responsible for its upkeep, which includes the daily operations of opening and closing the dog park every day.
But the only way we can continue to maintain our beautiful facility is with YOUR ONGOING FINANCIAL SUPPORT and by YOUR VOLUNTEERING to be part of the team that locks/unlocks the dog-park gates. We depend on your tax-deductible donations and your time as a volunteer to help with closing the dog park each night and opening/closing it on weekends.
The Newark Street Park K-9 Friends (a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization) has a fundraising goal of $15,000, which will support daily maintenance, upkeep, and repairs, as well as make upgrades, such as solar lighting for better illumination, possible. Your $50 annual membership fee for individuals ($90 for a family membership) will go a long way toward keeping the Newark Street Dog Park a quality experience for you and for the dogs that enjoy this great community amenity. Additional donations are always welcome.
You can help financially by sending a check to:
Newark St Park K-9 Friends
PO Box 5415
Washington, DC 20016
(With a minimum $50 donation, you will receive a 2013 Newark Street Dog Park Calendar — featuring many of the dogs that run and play at the dog park.)