Poo Free Parks, a Denver-based company providing pet waste services and supplies to local communities, announces that it has changed ownership groups. The program was founded by Denver entrepreneur Bill Airy in 2009 and was acquired this week by Henry Huidekoper of Blue Sky Co, LLC. Poo Free Parks has grown from a pilot program serving one park system in the Denver Metro Area to serving over 25 municipalities in Colorado and California.
Founder Bill Airy was inspired to create Poo Free Parks from a personal experience. Walking his two Jack Russell terriers, Airy saw another pet owner walk away from his dog’s mess and found the nearby pet waste station without bags and full of pet waste and trash. He contacted the Denver Parks and Recreation department to offer a solution and a year later the pilot program was initiated. The program was estimated to save the City $100,000 per year.
Poo Free Parks currently serves more than 300 parks and has partnerships with 25 park systems and communities across five markets, including the City of Lakewood and the City of Westminster. The company provides pet waste services and/or supplies to the municipalities or communities and makes pick-up bags and dispensers available to residents using area parks, open spaces and trails. Poo Free Parks has collected more than five million pounds of pet waste in parks since it was established.
See the 9News segment.
See the Denver Business Journal article.