Beneful Delivers Dream Dog Park to Arizona Contest Winner
A dog park in Prescott, Az., received a renovation courtesy of Beneful’s fourth-annual Dream Dog Park Contest. Willow Creek Dog Park in Prescott received a $500,000 fire-station themed renovation complete with a red fire truck play area, fire hose shaped tunnels and a covered firehouse lounge area with tables for dog owners to enjoy. The theme was inspired by local resident and Beneful Dream Dog Park Contest grand prize winner Linda Nichols' contest entry.
"We know some of the best moments are those spent with our four-legged friends, and the importance of sharing a healthy and happy life together," said Brent Gleckler, Beneful brand director. "We've been overwhelmed by the passion shown by dog owners across the country in the Dream Dog Park Contest, and we're thrilled to unveil our fourth Dream Dog Park in Prescott."
Jason Cameron, licensed contractor and host of three popular TV shows—Desperate Landscapes, Man Caves and Sledgehammer—and national pet expert Arden Moore, brought the park to life; with Cameron managing the renovation and Moore overseeing the project from a dog's point of view, ensuring all elements are stimulating and safe for all dogs.
"The City of Prescott has always been a dog-loving town, and the transformation of Willow Creek Dog Park is a dream come true," said City of Prescott Mayor Marlin Kuykendall. "We are so grateful to Beneful for bringing this awe-inspiring renovation to our community, and to Linda Nichols for sharing her passion for her best buddy and our city in her contest entry."
Nichols was among more than one thousand dog owners who entered the 2013 Beneful Dream Dog Park Contest, and she was one of fourteen finalists to advance to the final round. The finalist entries were then judged by the Beneful Dream Team (Cameron and Moore) and those scores, along with public voting, determined the grand prize winner.
The half-million dollar renovation of the off-leash Willow Creek Dog Park was awarded by Beneful as an in-kind donation to the City of Prescott, and marks the fourth $500,000 Dream Dog Park renovation Beneful has unveiled over the past four years. Previous Dream Dog Park renovations include Newtown Park in Johns Creek, Ga., a park in Alabaster, Ala., and a Lancaster, Pa., dog park.