Contact: Vanessa Cowie, Animal Services Manager
Public Invited to the Grand Opening of
The newest Salina park facility, Barkley Park, will officially open
Saturday, August 20 at 3 p.m.
The two acre donor-funded dog park has three fenced in areas; two will
remain open, while grass is reestablished in the third. Amenities at the park include: benches, dog water
fountains and waste bag dispensers.
“This park would not be possible without the continued
support of our community,” said Vanessa Cowie, Animal Services Manager.
At the grand opening, animal
control officers will review park rules, and volunteers will interact
with the public to encourage safe, fun use of the space. Goody bags and
bottled water will be distributed, and the Salina Animal Shelter van will be on
site to showcase its new wrap.
The dog park, located at the E. Crawford Recreation
Area, will be open daily, except during special events such as the annual car
For more information about Barkley Park, or to make
a donation to support future upgrades (structures, tables and water fountains),
contact the Salina Animal Shelter at (785) 826-6535.