Thomaston Dog Park receives anonymous $10,000 donation

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 12:00pm

    THOMASTON — The Thomaston Dog Park Association is getting closer to reaching their immediate startup goal of $40,000, thanks to a recent generous $10,000 donation from an anonymous donor.

    Following close on the heels of a successful response to the $5,000 matching funds offered by local Thomaston resident Nancie Burton, this latest contribution significantly raises the accumulated funds and brings the dog park closer to reaching its start-up goal.

    In a press release, the Association said that the additional funds increase the growing excitement about the successful completion of the dog park, which will serve Thomaston and surrounding communities including Rockland, Cushing, Friendship, Warren, Owls Head, South Thomaston and beyond. The acreage given to the Association by the town of Thomaston for this purpose has recently been cleared in preparation for the building of the park itself.

    The parking lot is already in the process of being constructed. As the site continues to take shape, the primary goal at this point is to raise the remaining funds necessary to make the dream a reality.

    Thomaston Dog Park Association was established last year to create a safe, attractive, centrally located park where citizens, dog walkers and dogs can safely and comfortably socialize, exercise and enjoy an attractive natural environment away from traffic, noise and congestion.

    Donations can be made online at thomastondogpark.org, or mail checks to: Thomaston Dog Park Association, P.O. Box 342, Thomaston, ME 04861.

    For more information, email thomastondogparkmaine@gmail.com or visit Facebook.com/ThomastonDogParkAssociation.