Tree Grant Helping To Move Proposed Dog Park Closer To Completion

Tree Grant Helping To Move Proposed Dog Park Closer To Completion

PIERRE — The Pierre City Commission has accepted a grant for the planting of trees in the city. Parks Director Tom Farnsworth says the state grant will help finish a line of buffer trees that are part of a proposed dog park along Sully Avenue…

Tarrah Sonnenschein is part of the citizen committee working on fund raising for the dog park. She says the pandemic put fund raising for the nearly 50-thousand dollars needed for the park on hold…

Sonnenschein says they are going after additional grants to support the project from Rotary, National Association of Realtors and A-A-R-P. The next challenge is fencing for the park…

The grant’s value is 2500-dollars which will be matched $2500-dollars’ worth of in-kind labor from the parties involved in the effort. The hope is to get the dog park open this summer.