Simmons Pet Food & City of Siloam Springs Hold Groundbreaking for Dog Park
Local pet food company partners with city to build Tails and Trails Dog Park.
The City of Siloam Springs and Simmons Foods held a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, May 7, 2018, for the Tails and Trails Dog Park in Siloam Springs. The future park will be located in Bob Henry Park (500 W. Benton) and span a little more than 2 acres, featuring a large dog, small dog and an agility course area.
The Siloam Springs Board of Directors approved a grant from Simmons Foods and a contract with FlintCo Construction on May 1, 2018, to begin construction at the park. The park is expected to be completed by October 1, 2018. Tails and Trails Dog Park is a collaborative project with a committee of dedicated volunteers from Simmons Foods and city staff.
Todd Simmons, CEO of Simmons Foods said about the project, "We are thrilled to support a project in our hometown where pets and their families can be outdoors and find community together.”
Mark Simmons, Chairman of Simmons Foods, added, “We appreciate the special bond between pets and pet owners. We are grateful to the City of Siloam Springs and the volunteers who are making this idea a reality. I would specifically like to thank Renae Sasnett and Ken Krafft for their dedication to making this dog park a reality.”
The vision for the “Tails and Trails Dog Park” began in 2015 when the City of Siloam Springs and a dedicated group of volunteers from Simmons Foods began working to build a community dog park.
While Simmons Foods is known primarily as a poultry company in Northwest Arkansas, the company is also a producer of pet food and pet treats for retailers and brands (Simmons Pet Food).
The park will be a strong addition to the City of Siloam Springs’ other great amenities for residents including the kayak park, mountain bike trails, shopping, restaurants, parks, a farmer’s market, great public library, and now, dog park.
About Simmons Foods
Simmons Foods is a leading supplier of poultry, pet and ingredient products based in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Simmons works with farmers, communities, and employees to apply 60+ years of experience to serving customers. The company ranks in the top 20 poultry producers in the United States, is the largest supplier of store brand wet pet food in North America, and boasts an innovative line of proprietary feed ingredient products. With over 6,000 employees, Simmons serves customers in all 50 states and more than 40 countries around the world.
About Simmons Pet Food
A division of Simmons Foods, Simmons Pet Food is a leading North American private-label and contract manufacturer of wet and dry pet food and treats. The company’s headquarters are located in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, where it began producing pet food over 50 years ago. The company sources high-quality ingredients and use state-of-the-art manufacturing processes to produce premium and value-focused pet food. Simmons Pet Food supplies top brands and retailers with products in a variety of formats, including cans, pouches and cups.
Tails and Trails Dog Park
- Groundbreaking held by Simmons Pet Food and the City of Siloam Springs
- Completion expected by October 1, 2018
- 2 acres for large and small dogs
- Located in Bob Henry Park
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