Calendar fundraiser will go to improvements at Milton dog park

A dog park sign in front of a field
The community is fundraising for seating in the Jack Fancy dog park in Milton. Photo by Ed Halverson.
Ed Halverson - QCCR/CJQC - LiverpoolNS | 16-11-2021

The group running the Jack Fancy dog park in Milton wants to turn calendars into comfortable seating.

Queens Community Dog Park Association is selling calendars featuring pictures of member’s pets in the hopes of raising $4,000 towards the installation of new shaded benches along the park trail.

Association President John Simmonds anticipates the calendars will be in high demand.

“We have a lot of people in Queens County and South Shore generally, where, they’re not into smart phones and computers and what not,” said Simmonds. “They just love to have a calendar up on the wall.”

Since the dog park was officially opened last September the number of members has fluctuated between 50-100.

Simmonds says the park was designed for pets but has also allowed their owners to come play.

“The thing with the dog park, I’ve found, is it becomes a social gathering place for the owners,” said Simmonds. “The dog is almost an excuse for the owners to get out and have a chat with their friends and the dogs benefit as well.”

Simmonds says production of the calendar was paid for through advertising, leaving all the proceeds to go directly to the park.

They will be sold at retailers throughout Queens at a cost of $15.

A list of locations will be posted on the Queens County Community Dog Park Association Facebook page.

Twitter: @edwardhalverson

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