Dog Park receives grant for agility equipment

BURTON — The Friends of the Burton Dog Park were awarded a $1,000 grant from a local funder for the purpose of purchasing materials to build additional agility equipment at the Burton Dog Park.

The equipment was made possible due to an anonymous financial gift to expand the number of pieces of agility equipment inside of the dog park, said Kris Johns, one of the organizers of the Burton Dog Park.

A total of $1,900 has been raised for the additional agility equipment with $900 raised from the pumpkin fundraiser in October.

Burton residents, JT Mather and Lindsey Eashoo, will lead the effort to design the future pieces of agility equipment, said Johns.

Kelly Good from Good’s Roofing will provide his expertise in the construction of the agility equipment which will be built over the winter and installed in the park in spring 2021, said Johns.

The Burton Dog Park, located at Our Risen Lord Lutheran Church, 4040 Lapeer Rd., has been open since Oct. 3.

Johns said the group raised more than $10,000 in a combination of grants, gifts and donation of materials and services to build the Dog Park, with the cooperation of the church.