Are You Signed Up Yet? Saturday, April 5 is Doggie Work Day at Red Mountain Park!

December 1st, 2013

Birmingham volunteers have done an amazing job ‘prepping’ for Remy’s Dog Park; more than 3 ACRES have been cleared!  But we still need help as we get closer to opening Remy’s Dog Park and we hope you are ready to volunteer once more!

Please join us on Saturday, April 5th to get your hands dirty once more for this new pup playground.  We’ll begin at 9:00 AM and conclude at noon.  Volunteers can attend at any time throughout that period; simply email us to let us know you’re coming: contact@redmountainpark.org.

How did this great new Park feature come to be?  Upon visiting Red Mountain Park’s 1,200-acre development, Ken Jackson’s excitement for the possibility of “designated dog space” resulted in an initial $100,000 from his ‘Mac & Tosh” Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham to build a 6-acre off-leash dog park.  As plans for Remy’s Dog Park(named for his late dog, Remy) progressed, Jackson surprised Red Mountain Park with an additional $100,000 contribution.

Remy’s Dog Park will feature three designated areas to accommodate large dogs, small dogs and special needs dogs(elderly, shy, injured or recovering).  Drinking water, hoses for on-site baths, lots of open green space for running and shaded space for resting will be ready to welcome canines and their owners by the end of this year.

Per Jackson, a community volunteer, charity live auctioneer and animal advocate, “This is the most gratifying-and fun-endeavor I’ve been involved with since establishing the Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services at the Community Foundation in 2010!”

If you have questions about Remy’s Dog Park or how you can become a critical volunteer on April 5th or once opened, please send an email to contact@redmountainpark.org.
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