News Archives


Friends of Carbondale Dog Parks formed in 2016, and incorporated as a 501(c)3 organization in 2017. That means we’ve been hard at work for a while now! Here are some of the older news reports on our activities.

  • Walmart donates $1,000 to Friends of Carbondale Dog Parks (WSIL TV, November 21, 2019)
  • Carbondale dog park group makes big progress toward fundraising goal (The Southern Illinoisan, November 12, 2019)
  • Walmart grants $1,000 to Friends of Carbondale dog parks (KFVS12, November 7, 2019)
  • Carbondale Group Fundraising For Dog Park (WSIU October 16, 2019)
  • DOGGED AND DETERMINED Efforts are moving forward to build Carbondale’s very first dog park (Carbondale Times, October 10, 2019)
  • Raffle to raise money for Carbondale dog park (Carbondale Times, August 16, 2019)
  • Pet Vaccination Clinic coming to Carbondale, Ill. (KFVS12 June 13, 2019)
  • Vaccination clinic to be held in Carbondale’s first public dog park (WPSD6 June 13, 2019)
  • Agreement would allow dog park in Carbondale, IL (KFVS12 August 10, 2018)
  • Group pushing for Dog Park in Carbondale get endorsement by City Council (KFVS12, May 29, 2018)
  • Carbondale City Council passes resolution in support of dog park (The Southern Illinoisan, May 28, 2018)
  • Friends of Carbondale Dog Parks conceptual drawing (The Southern Illinoisan, May 26, 2018)
  • Parrish Park selected as site for Carbondale dog park (Carbondale Times, December 1, 2017)
  • Development to Start Soon on Carbondale Dog Park (WSIU, November 20, 2017)
  • Plans for Carbondale dog park development behind schedule (The Southern Illinoisan, October 23, 2017)
  • Pets in Distress fundraiser aims to build park for rescued animals (WPSD Channel 6, September 29, 2017)
  • Group hopes to build Carbondale dog park by spring 2018 (The Southern Illinoisan, February 22, 2017)
  • Committee planning new dog park in Carbondale (WPDS Channel 6, February 21, 2017)


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