Birmingham volunteers have done an amazing job ‘prepping’ for Remy’s Dog Park! To date, enthusiastic community volunteers, individuals from local Cub Scout Troops, Boy Scout Troops and employees from Whole Foods Market in Mountain Brook have contributed over 430 hours of ‘sweat equity’ to the project.
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!”
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