What is the Dog Park Dash?

Connect Downtown Johnson City (downtowns non-profit organization) has submitted an application to be considered for the Dog Park Dash grant (a grant to build a dog park). If selected, Downtown Johnson City will have a new safe space in our district for our furry friends. In order to receive the grant, we need help from our community!

Ready to jump in and help?
You can help by sending a short letter of support! All letters must be received by May 21!

Interested in writing a letter of support to help our furry friends get a dog park downtown? Here are some sample letters to choose from!

To “write” your letter of support, you have FOUR options:

1. You may complete the online form – found here. (dogparkdash.com/support) (these can be submitted up to May 31!)

2. Mail us your letter of support to address at 207 N. Boone Street, Suite 23 Johnson City TN 37601

(we must receive these by May 21 in order to get them in the mail!)

3. Email us your letter of support with a picture of your dog at info.downtownjc.com (we must receive these by May 21 in order to print and mail!)

4. Bring us your letter in person! Our office is located at 207 N. Boone Street, Suite 23 Johnson City TN 37601 ( please bring these by our offices by May 21 at the latest!)


In order to win the Dog Park Dash Grant, we must supply hundreds of letters of support!! The dog with the most letters of support will be crowned DOG PARK MAYOR!

Letters of Support: Ask your friends, neighbors, and coworkers to write a letter to the Dog Park Dash Committee on why our downtown district needs a dog park, and make sure to say how excited our furry friends would be to have the Dog Park Dash choose Downtown Johnson City for the grant. All letters must be submitted by May 14 to be elected as Dog Park Mayor. *Gain extra points by including photos with letters!

To submit your application for Dog Park Major: Please include this completed application along with all letters of support and mail or hand-deliver to:

Lindsey Jones at 207 N. Boone Street, Suite 23 Johnson City TN 37601

You can also attend our IN-PERSON support events! These events will not only be to gain support for our downtown dog park, but to support local shelters in our district.

May 13: 6-8pm – WOOFSTOCK at the Atlantic Ale House with the Washington County Animal Shelter. Join us for a doggy costume contest and community support event! Best dressed dog wins a sweet new prize! At this event we will also be support the Animal Shelter by accepting items of donation from their wishlist!

May 18: 5-8pm– YeeHaw for PAWS! Join us at Yee Haw Brewing for a dog park community support event that will benefit the Humane Society and raise support for our dog park dash application.

JUST A FEW DOWNTOWN DOGGIES