Log raising event to be held at site of future Wildwood dog park

Public invited to watch log building construction August 27th

Happy Hounds Wildwood Commercial Construction Log ExteriorBring the entire family out to the site of Wildwood’s new dog park (opening in spring 2017) – as Hibbs General Contracting & Gastineau Log Homes hold a log raising event August 27 from 9 am to 2 pm. The free event will be held on the site of Happy Hounds Playground, a dog park opening in spring of 2017 at 2448 Pond Road.

Attendees will be able to watch as the exterior Missouri Oak log walls of the Happy Hounds main building are erected. They will be able to see how the logs are stacked and sealed and how the T&G window and door frames are installed. Staff will be available to answer any questions you may have.

Hibbs General Contracting & Gastineau Log Homes are hosting the event as they partner to build the membership office for the Happy Hounds facility. When completed, the private membership dog park, located on 10 acres of land, will feature splash pads, playground equipment for dogs of all sizes, a swimming pond, nature trails, paw washing stations, and more.

Happy Hounds co-founder Laura Van Gerpen says, “We’ve chosen to build our main building in a log style, because they will complement the natural beauty of this park setting. We look forward to celebrating this next step with such a fun event!”

Visitors are invited to stop by for a short visit or stay all day, to bring your lawn chairs and dress for the weather. As this site is under construction, muddy conditions are a possibility. Free parking is available across the street at First Baptist Church, 2470 Pond Road. Refreshments will be provided for those that attend, including donuts and coffee in the morning, and hot dogs, chips, and cookies in the afternoon.

Hibbs General Contracting & Gastineau Log Homes staff will be available to answer any questions visitors may have about the log building construction process for commercial and residential projects.