New dog park fund has $3,200 in reserves | City brief

Mar 05, 2014

A city fund has been established to go toward the upkeep of the Mukilteo dog park.

A group has donated $3,200 to the city to fund the maintenance of the Tails and Trails Mukilteo Dog Park, according to city staff.

The volunteer group by the same name fundraised over the three years it took for the dog park to open. It donated its remaining funds as “reserves,” as the group no longer wants to act as a board or keep a bank account, staff said.

The group will continue to work to maintain the park – such as laying wood chips and re-filling dog waste bags also known as “mutt mitts” – and host events for dogs and their owners.

Tails and Trails donated these funds to the city on the condition that it go toward either the maintenance or expansion of the park and held in reserves until it is needed.

Mukilteo City Council on Monday authorized the creation of a dog park reserves fund.

Mukilteo’s only dog park opened Oct. 27, 2012 at 1301 Mukilteo Blvd. near Japanese Gulch. Efforts were led by advocate Sally Osborn.

The 3/4 acre park has entry and exit gates, a shy dog area, mutt mitts, benches, waste cans and a bulletin board.

Since 2012, the Tails and Trails Mukilteo Dog Park has held dog parades, agility course events, Halloween costume contests and more.

-Sara Bruestle

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