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May 6, 2012 by csukach

By Chris Sukach

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Local residents and their dogs explored the $300,000 in recent upgrades made to the 25-acre Bear Creek Dog Park here.

According to The Gazette’s Bob Stephens, “Improvements to the park include restroom facilities, utilities connection to supply year-round water for dog fountain and dog wash facilities, paved parking lot, temporary holding kennels, fencing, and critical flood control and drainage work to stabilize the banks of Bear Creek.”

Bear Creek Dog Park recently landed on MSN’s list of best dog parks in the nation and the following are photos of local dogs and their owners exploring the park May 6, 2012.

Visitors entering and exiting Bear Creek Dog Park

Bailey, a three-year-old Silky Terrier, peers out the window of his owner’s truck as they enter Bear Creek Dog Park in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 6, 2012. The 25-acre park recently received $300,000 in upgrades to facilities to make the park more ecologically friendly for dogs and their two-legged companions. (Photo by: Chris Sukach/Full Sail University)

Dogs and their families walking in Bear Creek Park

Honey, a Poodle, and other dogs walk with their families through Bear Creek Dog Park in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 6, 2012. The 25-acre park recently received $300,000 in upgrades to facilities to make the park more ecologically friendly for dogs and their two-legged companions. (Photo by: Chris Sukach/Full Sail University)

Dog drinking water at Bear Creek Dog Park

Barkley, a recent rescue dog, stands in a dish as he gets a drink at the new watering station at Bear Creek Dog Park in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 6, 2012. The 25-acre park recently received $300,000 in upgrades to facilities to make the park more ecologically friendly for dogs and their two-legged companions. (Photo by: Chris Sukach/Full Sail University)

Dogs and their owners rest at Bear Creek Dog Park

Brun, a Husky mix, and Cola, an Australian Cattle Dog mix, pause as their owners share coffee and conversation at Bear Creek Dog Park in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 6, 2012. The 25-acre park recently received $300,000 in upgrades to facilities to make the park more ecologically friendly for dogs and their two-legged companions. (Photo by: Chris Sukach/Full Sail University)

Dogs and owners walking on a path at Bear Creek Dog Park

Dogs and their owners walk on one of the many off-leash trails at Bear Creek Dog Park in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 6, 2012. The 25-acre park recently received $300,000 in upgrades to facilities to make the park more ecologically friendly for dogs and their two-legged companions. (Photo by: Chris Sukach/Full Sail University)


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