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Instead of having to come here to hunt for updates, let us send them to you! Sign up here and you'll get the occasional 'newsletter' from us letting you know what's happening with the dog park.
It's here! Your opportunity to memorialize a loved pet by name or your child's artistic rendition or simply show your support from your self or business by purchasing a brick paver for the walkway to our upcoming dog park.
Not only can you get a paver for our park - but you can order a replica for your home, garden, or business that will be shipped directly to you!
We are moving into our fundraising phase (think Charity Auction, Fun Run, Moon Walks and more), but so much of what needs to be done is behind the scenes and doesn't involve asking for money. Perhaps you have some talents we could use?
There's more information under the Help Tab above, but here's some of the tasks we need help with:
- organizing information
- creating brochures
- creating a network tree (a who knows who chart for us to reference)
- regular community communications (newsletter, Moon, etc.)
Please reach out to Info@PadreIslandDogPark.com and let us know if you'd be willing to get involved. Thanks so much!!!
When an employee of Channel 6 News got her first dog and started looking for a dog park - she found us! Check it out at the link below:
This week we all felt a shift on the island as the beloved Riley P. Dog took a trip over the Rainbow Bridge. It is never easy when this happens, no doubt because the unconditional love that a dog brings into our lives has yet to be matched by any other.
Dogs love us no matter what. Regardless of when we feed them, the days we may ignore them due to other seemingly more important tasks, or if we yelled at them for doing something inappropriate - their love is there waiting to pour over us without us having to ever make the request. We simply cannot do something to un-earn their love…
it is truly a blessing to have a love like that in our lives.
Which makes losing a love so difficult. And while Riley had two official owners, they were kind enough to have shared his gigantic heart with the rest of us. We had the chance to see him at all kinds of events and watch him hang out with the ease and light heartedness we humans sometimes forget to enjoy in life. His position as the island mascot was further defined when he started writing to us in his column found in the Island Moon (which I will readily admit was often the first part that I read). He was just so cool! He had a following like no other islander and without any doubt, he will be missed by many.
For that reason, it seems only fitting that we find a way to keep his spirit alive…to remind us how to be, how to love, how to relax, how to get along and how to enjoy life. What better way than to name our upcoming dog park after him?
That’s right - I am pleased to announce that we will officially name our dog park after the beloved Riley P. Dog!!!
Doesn’t that seem perfect? Thank you to all of you who sent in that very idea (we received nearly 50 requests and couldn’t agree with you more!).
I can just see it now…the sign that greets us as we walk up to the dog park with a likeness of Riley and his big, expressive eyes welcoming us and our own dear companions to a place where we can all frolic together! Just you wait…we have some fund raising to do - but it won’t be long before we will all get to enjoy Riley’s spirit together!!!
To establish a fenced-in, off-leash dog park where well-behaved canines and citizens can exercise and socialize in a clean safe environment without endangering or annoying people, property or wildlife; to develop a beautiful, well-maintained space, open to all dog lovers and friends who are willing to uphold the park's rules and restrictions; to view this park as a community project, in partnership with the city of Corpus Christi, designed to satisfy the neeeds of dog-owners and non-dog owners alike.
While our immediate goal is to raise funds to create, maintain and improve a spacious off-leash dog park on Padre Island, we also hope to make this park more than just a fenced off field.
We are committed to working with the public and local officials to ensure that the park is a benefit to everyone and to educate them about dog-related issues and the value of off-leash recreation.
We seek respectful, enlightened co-existence with other park users through properly supervising and maintaining appropriate conduct of dogs off-leash.
We do not see our function ending with the implementation of an off-leash dog park for our community; we intend to participate in monitoring the facility for cleanliness and safety, hosting events to educate the general public on a variety of dog related topics from dog park etiquette to behavioral issues, and managing ongoing maintenance through regular volunteer efforts as well as professional services.
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