A Thank You to the Thousands of Community Partners, Donors, and Advocates!
The support that the MKE Dog Park project has garnered has been incredible and humbling. We truly feel the community need and desire for downtown’s first public, off-leash dog park. Thank you so much to everyone who has attended our events, donated, and shared dog park news with their friends and family. While we still some ground to cover to reach our fundraising needs, we have incredible momentum that is only on an upward trajectory, and we wouldn’t have been able to get this far without your unrelenting support!
More and new partners continue to emerge and we wanted to take to moment to give a special thank you to a few that have recently went above and beyond: St. Paul Fish Company, Smoke Shack and the Historic Third Ward Association and it’s volunteers.
St. Paul Fish Company hosted a tiki takeover benefit on Labor Day where the people leading the MKE dog park project guest bartended. It was a bit of a learning experience, but we had a blast serving up your favorite drinks while making new friends and seeing plenty of familiar faces and pups. St. Paul Fish Company donated 100% of sales on Labor Day to the MKE Dog Park and solidified themselves as one of our favorite dog friendly patios in the City!
The Historic Third Ward Art Festival was also over Labor Day Weekend and featured over 120 artists, live music, and food. The Festival welcomed dogs to appreciate the art with their owners. During the two-day event, all tips generated by the volunteer bartenders was pledged as a donation to help make the MKE Dog Park a reality. Thank you to the Historic Third Ward Association for your ongoing advocacy and generosity!
In addition, Smoke Shack opened up their patio to the MKE Dog Park on the Mondays in August for their Pups & Pints happy hour, donating 10% of all the proceeds to support the project. Pups and Pints continues into the fall and features drink specials and snacks for humans and treats for your furry friends. Thank you, Smoke Shack, for your dedication and support to help make the project a reality!
Thank you again to all of our supporters, large and small! We look forward to delivering a game-changing project for Downtown Milwaukee. Please help us keep the momentum going and join us at our upcoming events. Follow us at @MKEDogPark and continue to check www.mkedogpark.com for exciting announcements.