Residents can vote for name of new Bozeman dog park
7/24/2016 Bozeman Daily Chronicle by Eric Dietrich, photo by Rachel Leathe
“Bone-Zone.” “K-9 Playground.” “Lewis & Bark.” “Wag ’n Train.”
One of those monikers — subject to input from voters who participate in an online poll — will adorn Bozeman’s new dog park, nonprofit Run Dog Run said this week.
“The dog-owning community of Bozeman is really going to be responsible for naming this park,” said Run Dog Run Executive Director Terry Cunningham. “It’s really quite fitting.”
The off-leash facility, 2 acres of fenced-in park off Fowler Lane, opened last winter as part of an ongoing 9-acre expansion to the Bozeman Pond Park. The expansion project, currently under construction, is funded in part with money from the 2012 trails, open space and parks bond.
The dog park portion of the expansion features walking trails, a shade pavilion, a pooch-friendly drinking fountain and a separate play area for smaller dogs and puppies. The overall project, which brings the park to 24 acres, will also feature new parking and restrooms, as well as a natural playground and outdoor classroom space.
In addition to Run Dog Run, the naming contest is being sponsored by Dee-O-Gee, Bozeman’s parks and recreation department and the Gallatin Valley Land Trust.