Common Grounds Dog Park Committee


“Common Grounds Dog Park Committee is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing and supporting beautiful fenced-in, off-leash dog parks in Scotts Bluff County communities by raising the funds, rallying community support and working in partnership with city parks and recreation departments.”

Black and white dog.

Our Story

Common Grounds Dog Park Committee was created in 2015 by a small group of dog loving citizens who wanted to help better their community for both dogs and people. 

They saw a need for a large fenced area for citizens of their community to exercise and socialize their dogs, and began the work of developing, designing, fundraising and promoting the idea of a large dog park in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska communities.

We have two dog parks that we are currently maintaining. Monument Dog Park in Gering, Nebraska and Riverside Dog Park in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. We are pleased to announce that we will soon break ground on a second dog park in Scottsbluff, Nebraska before the end of 2021. 

Common Grounds Dog Park Committee is an organization that is passionate and committed to strengthening communities and relationships with dogs and their parents, through community dog parks. It is our goal to promote responsible dog ownership and create a platform for canine and community member engagement through events, programs, partnerships and dog parks.

Board of Directors

Stacey Fisher


Kevin Strauch


Mary Ann Thompson


Chad Dunkel


Dr. Cristin Reese


Kodie Woodral


Tyler Fliam


Sandy Gibson

(1948 - 2021)

Memorial for Sandy Gibson

It is with great sadness that we must announce the passing of our dear friend and CGDP Board member, Sandy Gibson.

Sandy has been a devoted member of Common Grounds Dog Park Committee nearly from its inception. The loss of her enthusiastic spirit will be felt for a very long time. 

Remember Sandy as you enjoy the Monument and Riverside dog parks.  Her touch is everywhere. We dedicate the agility training course at Monument Dog Park in Sandy’s name. 

Rest In Peace, dear friend. 

Sandy Gibson