The dog park finally has running water. Here’s an update from MLT DOG president, Jim Ito:
Thanks to all of you for your support in making this water project happen! Your donations, encouragement, time, and hard work paid off!
Special thanks to Nic Holcomb, Kjell Hansen, Alicia Hanson, Evelyn Harrison, Alanna Clare, Elaine Evans, and Ann Nygaard for all the digging, hauling dirt and river rock, and more digging in the rainy weather.
Also, Jim and Cat Skoor deserve a huge amount of thanks for setting up a canopy and providing a delicious layout of homemade banana bread, oatmeal cookies, and rice crispy treats!!! Jim was buying Starbucks for us Thursday morning and mentioned the work party to the staff at the Ballinger Starbucks. They provided two to-go carafes of coffee for free! Regular AND decaf with all the trimmings! The treats made the work party much more enjoyable!
If you stop in at the Ballinger location, let them know of your appreciation. I will be sending them an official letter from MLT D.O.G. soon.
I’d like to thank Kasey Cundy and Brandon Lobb of the City of Mountlake Terrace for their hard work in installing the piping and the faucet for us, making sure all went according to plan, and testing the piping Friday morning. Speaking of the City, Ken Courtmanch and Don Sarcletti deserve our thanks not only for this project but since the beginning for their ideas and guidance in making this a great dog park. Last but not least, I’d like to thank City Council for approving the dog park and water project.
The faucet is the self-shut off kind and it so amusing to me that the stainless steel bowl is filled the perfect amount by one push of the button. Nic, thanks for pointing that out to me. I don’t think that will ever get old. Thanks also to whomever provided the bowls!
We are still in need of donations as we depleted our account to make this project happen sooner than later. Among the items on the wish list are a new banner (for parades, booths, etc.), supplies, and maybe even a more permanent drinking fountain that has human and canine fountains built into the same unit.
Our volunteer-run dog park has benefited greatly from our supportive members, visitors, Eagle Scouts, and members of the City. Thank you so much!