Vision Cashiers, a not-for-profit organization led by volunteers and devoted to improving the Cashiers community, recently welcomed Jackson County Commissioner Mark Jones to the new Cashiers Dog Park.
Paul Robshaw, co-founder and a director of Vision Cashiers, showed Jones around the park, which is a collaboration between the County Parks and Recreation Department and Vision Cashiers.
The project was announced last December and is designed to provide a safe and clean environment for dog owners and their furry friends to socialize and exercise. Located next to the Cashiers Rec Center between the ball fields and across from the new Boys and Girls Club of the Plateau facility, the land was donated by the County.
Jackson County built the park with funds raised by Vision Cashiers and will maintain it going forward. A picnic area and a water fountain will be installed soon.
Vision Cashiers was tasked with raising the expected budget of $50,000. The group chose to solicit donations from $100 to $1,000 and raised almost $63,000 in a few months. The 166 donors, referred to as “Puppy Patrons,” are listed along with the names of their dogs on the sign welcoming visitors to the park.
A public art project and collaboration with the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society are also in the planning stages. To learn more about the Cashiers Dog Park or how to get involved in community task forces, click HERE.
Pictured at the top of the article from left are Mark Jones and Paul Robshaw at the new Cashiers Dog Park.
Article and photo courtesy of Vision Cashiers