Community Invited to El Dorado Dog Park Expansion Grand Opening Celebration

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The El Dorado Dog Park will provide more consistent recreational opportunities for dogs and their human families with the opening of an expansion area that will keep space available for off leash play during maintenance periods. The community is invited to attend the grand opening celebration on Saturday, June 13, at 1:00 pm. The 1-acre expansion site is immediately east of the existing 1.5-acre off-leash El Dorado Park Dog Park, in the southeast corner of El Dorado East Regional Park, Area II.

“El Dorado Dog Park has been incredibly popular with residents ever since it opened in February 2014,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “This expansion area will ensure that residents can continue to bring their dogs to the park for exercise and play.”

The expansion area includes 427 feet of fence with a double entry gate, a cement access pad meeting ADA requirements, two benches with concrete pads and a dog bag dispenser. The $36,750 project was funded with Council District 5 non-recurring infrastructure funds and existing City resources.

“The El Dorado Dog Park is a great place where neighbors can gather to enjoy time together and with their four-legged family members,” said Councilwoman Stacy Mungo. “This small investment of one-time funds will extend the life of the park, and I thank our City team and community partners who have been instrumental in making this a premier facility for residents and their dogs.”

The existing El Dorado Dog Park was the first dog park in northeast Long Beach. It is ADA accessible, and has a double-gate entry, separation between large and small dog areas, a drinking fountain, benches and waste bag dispensers.

With the expansion area, the City of Long Beach has more than 12 acres of open space where dogs can socialize off-leash in a responsible manner.

Dog parks are generally closed for a few off-peak hours for weekly maintenance; however, the expansion area will allow for continued use of El Dorado Dog Park during more extensive maintenance, such as aeration and turf restoration. The expansion area will be used only during maintenance of the existing area, and the access gate to the expansion area will be locked when not in use.

For more information about the El Dorado Dog Park Expansion opening, call 562.570.3150.

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