Please allow me this opportunity to provide information about the Marietta Community Dog Park at Jackson Hill Park, its funding sources, and the volunteers and organizations that made it possible. The Marietta Community Dog Park volunteers are a group of people who have common ground with one another, our dogs. We are rich and poor, employed, unemployed, old and young, of various cultural backgrounds, every political persuasion. We believe a dog park is a healthy use of park land because we enjoy being outdoors with our dogs, and enjoy letting them run off-leash in a safely enclosed area. The Marietta Community Dog Park project began in earnest two years ago. For more than two years prior, the groundwork was being laid in preparation for the project. Through the generosity of Ron and Louise Holmes who provided seed money, we were able to open a fund with the Marietta Community Foundation. The MCF continues as our fiscal agent. Many others have donated money to this fund over the years.