Alps Bark Park to add new outdoor space

SEWARD, Neb. (KLKN) — After a few discussions in meetings, the Seward City Council has approved the expansion of the Alps Bark Park.

The dog care center, which opened in 2021, has had concerns that it would soon reach capacity and would no longer be able to accept dogs.

To avoid this, owner Scott Dinslage reached out to the council and the community to encourage them to help expand.

“The issue was in these smaller towns, dog owners, before us, had to go to all different towns to find the services they need,” he said.

A city ordinance had kept the business from expanding due to its proximity to Seward’s central business district.

With the ordinance amended, plans have gone into place to turn the large green space to the west of the facility into an outdoor play area.

“The reason for all of this is because we’ve already outgrown our building and outgrew our play yard and our suites,” Dinslage said. “We’re just looking for more space to continue to meet the needs of dog owners in Seward County.

New amenities to come include an outdoor exercise yard, game yard and lounge areas for owners and their pets.

Dinslage said that when he bought the building, he thought he would have enough space, but over 2,300 dogs later, the need to expand became clear.

“I never thought I would have to turn a dog away with this facility,” he said.

Despite recent struggles, Dinslage said the business has been running smoothly with dogs coming in locally and from across the county.

For more information on the Alps Bark Park, click here.

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