For Immediate Release: Aug. 4, 2010
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
Bark Park at Heritage Park Now Open
Dog Park is Henderson’s Largest, Most Unique
HENDERSON, Nev. – The City of Henderson’s Bark Park at Heritage Park is now open to the public. The 5-acre dog park is located on the Heritage Park campus at Racetrack Road and Burkholder Boulevard, with the entrance off of Burkholder. It is adjacent to Cinnamon Ridge Park (825 E. Burkholder Blvd.). Park hours are 6:00 a.m. to midnight.
The Bark Park is the City of Henderson’s largest and most unique dog park. It features three dog runs, agility course, walking paths, drinking stations, shade shelters, and dog bone shaped benches. An oversized puppy play structure for children is one of the park’s most visible and striking elements. The structure is six feet tall and 18 feet long. The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is currently hosting a “Name Our Puppy” contest for children to suggest a name for the puppy, which will serve as the Bark Park’s mascot. The contest runs through Aug. 30.
“The Bark Park is unique not only in its theme, but also because it incorporates the suggestions, ideas and vision of many dog owners who provided valuable input as part of the design process,” said Dennis Stransky, Park Planning manger, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “The public input process enables us to build parks and amenities that are aesthetically pleasing but also highly functional. We want people to visit and enjoy our parks, and I think they – and their pets – will be very pleased with the Bark Park.”
Funding for the $1.49 million Bark Park at Heritage Park was received through a grant by the Bureau of Land Management through the sale of public lands as authorized by the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA).
The City of Henderson has been awarded more than $235 million in SNPLMA funding for more than 30 parks and trails projects, which has helped the city keep pace with an increased demand for outdoor recreation opportunities in the community.
For additional information, call 267-4000 or visit http://cityofhenderson.com/parks/parks/heritage_bark_park.php.