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Indianapolis Dog Park Gets Money for Improvements:

The Broad Ripple Bark Park was one of seven across the country in the running for a $35,000 dollar gift from Beneful for upgrades. The Indianapolis park, however, came up just a little short in the voting, but still came out a winner.


Purina announced that it will donate $15,000 dollars to the bark park. The money will go to expand the space at the bark park. A company spokesman stated the city’s “enthusiasm and energy” during the voting process moved company officials so much they decided to give money to the Broad Ripple Bark Park. Up until the last few days of the Beneful Dream Dog Park voting, Indianapolis held a slim one percent lead over the other competitors. Your text to link…


The Broad Ripple Bark Park opened in 1999, the first such park in Indianapolis. Since that time, it has become one of the most popular destinations for dog owners in the city. The bark park is two acres in size. Bark parks have been established in numerous cities around the United States where owners can let their dogs run around without a leash in an enclosed area.


Broad Ripple Park sits on 61 acres in the northeastern part of Indianapolis near the White River. Along with the dog area, the park features sports fields, a swimming pool, walking/jogging trails, tennis courts, picnic areas, a boat ramp, and a viewing platform along the river.