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Kirkland Parks Foundation successfully raises funds for a pet-friendly drinking fountain

KIRKLAND, Washington—The Kirkland Parks Foundation has successfully raised $3,850 from the community to fund the purchase of a pet-friendly drinking fountain for David E. Brink Park. The fountain will be installed this spring.

“The addition of the pet-friendly drinking fountain will give people walking their pets along the waterfront a convenient place to get a drink,” said Sally Otten, Executive Director, Kirkland Parks Foundation. “Many people walk with their pets along the Lake Washington Boulevard, and the fountain will be a great addition to the area.”

The fundraising project was generously sponsored by the Juanita Bay Veterinary Hospital. A plaque will be installed on the fountain recognizing the donors who gave $500 or more to the project.

“We were glad to be involved as a key sponsor on this project”, said Judi Clark, Manager, Juanita Bay Veterinary Hospital. “We feel strongly that the fountain will be wonderful asset to the community as it will be located in an area that is used on a regular basis.”

This is the fifth project the Kirkland Parks Foundation has funded since they began operations in April of 2015, and they are excited to continue to crowd-fund more projects in the community. Previous projects have included a picnic shelter at Waverly Beach, fresh sand for the beach at Marina Park, a learning garden at McAuliffe Park, and native plants that were planted as part of Green Kirkland Day.

The Kirkland Parks Foundation depends on the community of Kirkland to come up with project ideas in parks and to fundraise around those ideas. If you have a great idea, you can suggest a project through the KPF website:

About Kirkland Parks Foundation
The Kirkland Parks Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2014.  Its mission is:To work with the community to conceptualize, plan, fund and implement park improvements and activities that enhance the quality of life for citizens of Kirkland.

For more information, please visit and follow the organization on Facebook.

Press Contact:
Sally Otten
Executive Director
Kirkland Parks Foundation
(425) 922-2636