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Beneful Kicks Off $500K Dream Dog Park Contest

Beneful dog food, a Nestle Purina PetCare Company brand, kicked off its fourth annual $500,000 Dream Dog Park Contest at the dedication of last year’s Dream Dog Park renovation winner in Lancaster, Pa.

BenefulNow through September 17, dog owners can enter the contest at BenefulDreamDogPark.com by uploading a photo of them with their dog and a short essay (250 words or less) that answers the question: “If you had $500,000 to create a Dream Dog Park where you and your best buddy can play together, what would you do?”

Now in it’s fourth year, Beneful unveiled yet another rennovated dog park as they kicked off this year’s contest.

The newest renovated park, which Lancaster resident Angela Bauman’s 2012 contest winning entry helped inspire, features an array of amusement park-themed elements:

  • 40-foot- long roller coaster bridge
  • Custom-designed splash pads for large and small dogs that feature fun spray nozzles
  • A deck for relaxing that spans the entire width of the dog park
  • A tennis ball tree

Universal Forest Products donated ultra-low maintenance composite decking for the custom-built deck and dock and lumber for many of the wood structures in the dog park, including the roller coaster bridge and pavilion entrance.

In honor of Bauman’s dog Beau, the City of Lancaster renamed the dog park Beau’s Dream Dog Park.

“The popularity of our Beneful Dream Dog Park Contest continues to grow among dog owners across the country because it celebrates the special…relationships they share with their four-legged best friends,” says Brent Gleckler, brand director of Beneful.

In addition to kicking off the 2013 Beneful Dream Dog Park Contest, the St. Louis-based brand announced the launch of the first-ever Beneful Play Date Tour that will travel to parks in eight markets across the country to inspire more play.

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