Winfield, KS: The work is done! Now for fun! Bailey’s Barking Dog Park is officially ready to let the dogs run! Fencing, water, trees, signs, benches and all the play equipment are installed. The 4-H Junior Leaders program project of Bailey Haunschild, Winfield teenager, is completed. A ribbon cutting and dedication is scheduled for Friday, April 23 at 10 AM at Bailey's Barking Dog Park (near Black Creek Park) 19th Avenue & Wheat Road, Winfield.
A dog park is a public park, typically fenced, where people and their dogs can play together allowing dogs to exercise and socialize safely. It promotes a healthy lifestyle for both the dogs and their owners. Bailey believes a dog park could be the reason someone would choose to move to Winfield over a neighboring town without one.
Bailey started the project in October 2017 researching information, drawing plans and getting permission from the City of Winfield for the dog park to be built on vacant city-owned land on the south side of Black Creek Park. Haunschild also applied for several grants to support the project.
Many generous donors have financially supported “Bailey’s Barking Dog Park” through donations and in-kind gifts including 102.5 The River, Advanced Lawn & Landscape, Buterbaugh & Handlin, Citizens Bank, City/Cowley County Health Dept, College Hill Coffee, Community National Bank & Trust, Covey Find Kennel, Cowley County Farm Bureau, Daniels Ready Mix, Dexter Weld Shop-Brian Kuntz, Double Eagle Firearms, Duck Creek, ESA Ways & Means, Family Wealth Management LLC, Flint Ridge Service LLC, Ganesh Yoga Studio, Husky Liners, Kan Pak, L.G. Pike Construction, McCoy Electric, Merle Snider Motors Inc, Powder Valley, Realtors of South-Central Kansas/Winfield Council, Silverdale Quality Stone, #Story of A Runner (S.O.A.R), Smith Orthodontics, Taylor & Krusor LLC, The Shear Point, USD 465 Activity Fund-Whittier School, Winfield Economic Development, Winfield High School Clay Target Club, Winfield High School Woodworking Class-George Lowe, William Newton Hospital, Winfield Elks, Winfield Family Optometry, Winfield Recreation Commission, and Winfield Veterinary, as well as many individuals and volunteers. Legacy Foundation served as the fiscal agent for the project.
Join us as we dedicate this great new addition to our Winfield community! Learn more on Facebook at “Bailey’s Barking Dog Park” or contact Legacy Foundation at 620-221-7224.