Christmas came early for the dog-loving community of Prescott, Arizona, today as Beneful unleashed the $500,000 Dream Dog Park renovation of Willow Creek Dog Park.
Inspired by local resident and Beneful Dream Dog Park Contest Grand Prize Winner Linda Nichols' contest entry, the $500,000 renovation of Willow Creek Dog Park transformed the park into a fire station-themed paradise 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 Beneful Dream Team, consisting of Jason Cameron, licensed contractor and host of the popular DIY Network shows "Desperate Landscapes" 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 four legged buddies.
At the special unveiling event, Cameron and Moore joined Grand Prize Winner, Linda Nichols, her dog Callie, Beneful brand representatives, Prescott City Officials, and hundreds of two- and four-legged guests to celebrate the first day of play in the newly transformed one-of-a-kind park.
"The City of Prescott has always been a dog-loving town, and the transformation of Willow Creek Dog Park is a dream come true," says 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 and those scores, along with public voting, determined the Grand Prize Winner.