In March of 2009, Silverdale Dog Park founder Anita Bates distributed a petition to establish a dog park in Silverdale, WA. To her surprise, she collected 1,209 signatures in only 3 months. With the signed petition and guidance from Danny Horovitz, Kitsap Dog Parks Board Member, Anita was able to get support from Kitsap Dog Parks, Inc. and meetings with County Commissioners Steve Bauer and Josh Brown.
On April 27th, 2009, Anita met with the Commissioners with regard to establishing a dog park in Silverdale. It was agreed that prior to having a signed agreement with the County, a stewardship would be created to help establish and maintain the dog park.
Silverdale Dog Park volunteers held their first community meeting on May 13th, 2009 at Naturally 4 Paws. The SDPS Board members were elected on September 1st, 2009.
The SDPS is currently building a foundation of committed volunteers to assist in holding fundraisers and rallying the community to establish a safe, clean and fenced area for Silverdale dogs to be unleashed and socialize with other dogs.