In The Press

Fence to go up at Gering Dog Park

July 24, 2017

The Common Grounds Dog Park Committee continues to make progress on a project to bring a dog park to Gering. At its July 24 meeting, members of the Gering City Council approved a Keno Committee request of $14,000 to build a 6-foot chain link fence around the new Monument Dog Park. The entire fence would cover about 2,600 square feet.

Oregon Trail Community Foundation awards $10,000 to Common Grounds dog park committee

July 13, 2017

GERING — A group of local citizens is one step closer to creating a new dog park in Gering after being awarded a $10,000 grant by the Oregon Trail Community Foundation.

Dog Park Committee hosting Doggy Easter Egg Hunt set for April 15

April 03, 2017

If you’re looking for a way to celebrate Easter with your canine friend, the Common Grounds Dog Park Committee will once again host the Doggy Easter Egg Hunt. Dogs of all breeds and sizes are welcome to come and hunt for treats hidden inside Easter eggs throughout Shaq’s Riverside Dog Park while their owners watch them have fun. Last year’s event drew nearly two dozen dogs to the park to frolic and have fun.

Group proposes dog park in Gering

February 04, 2017

Gering is one step closer to having its dog park. City officials met with the Common Grounds Dog Park Committee during the Gering City Council’s monthly recreation committee meeting Friday and discussed progress toward the park. The proposed dog park is the result of citizens who feel that there is not an adequate dog park in the Twin Cities. The dog park in Scottsbluff is too small and the gravel surface is harmful to dogs feet, according to Common Grounds committee members.

It's time for Howl-o-Ween

October 24, 2016

It’s going to be a howling good time at Shaq’s Riverside Dog Park on Oct. 29. The Riverside Dog Park Committee is once again hosting a dog costume contest for Halloween. “Howl-O-Ween” is an event for the whole family and organizers are hoping for an even bigger turnout than last year.

Group looks to improve dog park

September 04, 2015

A group of local dog owners is creating a non-profit organization to oversee the long-term viability of the Riverside Dog Park in Scottsbluff. The group has more than 40 members and continues to grow. About a dozen members made it to a meeting on Wednesday to discuss steps needed to finalize their plans and incorporate as a nonprofit.

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