Lynn had such a passion for animals. We felt the best way to honor her and support the healthy lifestyle promoted by the City of Henderson was to create this park for animals and their owners to enjoy together.
HENDERSON, Tenn. (PRWEB) September 18, 2018
The City of Henderson will host the grand opening and dedication of the Chester T Dog Park at 3 p.m Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. The dog park is the newest addition to Gene Record Memorial Park. Community members, along with their four-legged family members, are invited to attend the celebration.
The Chester T Dog Park will include watering stations, waste stations, exercise areas, benches for pet owners and separate areas for large and small dogs. The equipment at the park was purchased through a PetSafe ® grant, with additional equipment and park preparation being funded by a Dog Park Dash Grant from the Randy and Jenny Boyd Foundation. Donations from individuals will be used toward future maintenance and partnerships with rescue organizations.
The park was created to honor the memory of beloved community member Lynn Ramey, who was known for her heart for animals, especially her dog, Chester T. Henderson First Lady Teresa King, who has served as a volunteer since the project’s beginning, commented, “Lynn had such a passion for animals. We felt the best way to honor her and support the healthy lifestyle promoted by the City of Henderson was to create this park for animals and their owners to enjoy together.”
The new dog park has been made possible by the City of Henderson, PetSafe® grants and the Boyd Foundation’s Tennessee Dog Park Dash grant program. In an effort to make Tennessee the most pet-friendly state in the country, Randy and Jenny Boyd established the Tennessee Dog Park Dash grants to help communities build or renovate their dog parks. One of dozens of locations across the state that have received grants, the City of Henderson was awarded $25,000 from the Boyd Foundation.
“The Dog Park Dash committee reviewed so many great applications from communities dedicated to making Tennessee the most pet-friendly state in America,” explained Randy Boyd, founder of PetSafe ® and co-founder of The Boyd Foundation. He added, “We want them all to feel encouraged because they truly did a wonderful job.”
Organizers hope that grand opening attendees will bring donations of blankets, bedding, collars, leashes or dog treats. These gifts will be divided among rescue organizations that are present that day.
For more information about the event, individuals may visit facebook.com/HendersonTN and click on the Grand Opening Celebration event page shared there. More information about the Dog Park Dash is at dogparkdash.com, and the City of Henderson is online at hendersontn.org.