Bailey’s Barking Dog Park is ready to let the dogs run at 19th Avenue and Wheat Road, near Black Creek Park, in Winfield.

Fencing, water, trees, signs, benches and all the play equipment are installed. The 4-H Junior Leaders program project of Winfield teenager Bailey Haunschild is completed.

A ribbon-cutting and dedication is set for 10 a.m. April 23 at the park.

A dog park is a public park, typically fenced, where people and their dogs can play together allowing dogs to exercise and socialize safely. It promotes a healthy lifestyle for both the dogs and their owners.

Haunschild thought a dog park could be the reason someone would choose to move to Winfield over a neighboring town without one.

Haunschild started the project in October 2017 researching information, drawing plans and getting permission from the City of Winfield for the dog park to be built on vacant city-owned land on the south side of Black Creek Park. Haunschild also applied for several grants to support the project. Many generous donors have financially supported “Bailey’s Barking Dog Park” through donations and in-kind gifts. Legacy Foundation served as the fiscal agent for the project.

Learn more on Facebook at Bailey’s Barking Dog Park or call the Legacy Foundation at (620) 221-7224.

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